Higher Education

Columbia College bucks trend in tough economic times

President Gerald Brouder addressed students, faculty and the media in his state-of-the-college address. Despite tough economic times, Columbia College has been able to hire new faculty and avoid layoffs or a hiring freeze.

Students protest MU power plant's use of coal

The Sierra Club has organized a campaign to raise awareness about coal's contribution to climate change on campuses powered by coal.

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks at MU about global reporting

Journalist Lisa Ling addressed students at MU's Jesse Auditorium, recounting experiences in Colombia and Afghanistan and the lessons she learned there.

Newspapers collaborate with e-reader manufacturers to adapt content

Newspapers, software companies and technology manufacturers met in Columbia on Monday and Tuesday to discuss developments in e-reader devices and challenges facing newspapers in adapting their content.

Personal publishing machine coming to University Bookstore

The Espresso Book Machine will be able to print and bind a paperback book up to 830 pages long for pennies a page. Users can download files of books to print or publish their own work by uploading PDFs from a flash drive.

Columbia College to offer grant to Coast Guard spouses

Columbia College now offers a 50 percent reduction in tuition for spouses of Coast Guard service members.

New mid-campus residence halls in high demand

The new mid-campus housing, including Dogwood, Hawthorn and Galena residence halls, opened this fall for MU students. The new buildings house freshmen and returning students.

No. 9 in '09: Columbia named the ninth-best college town

According to the American Institute of Economic Research's College Destination Index, Columbia is the ninth-best college town in the nation. Ithaca, N.Y., placed No. 1, and Lawrence,  Kan., was No. 14.

Columbia Missourian's finances improve after reorganization

Following a major reorganization last March, the newspaper has cut $1.02 million from its annual operating expenses.

Down economy means tough job searches for new graduates

In a down economy, new graduates struggle to find jobs in their fields. But when they do, salaries on average are close to what they were last year.

MU dining hall will begin $2.2M renovation in December

Rollins Dining Hall will close at the conclusion of the semester and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2010. But students, don't worry: Eva J's will pick up pizza-to-go.

Research of 1980s recession shows white men took salary hit

A past recession hurt the salary arc of those graduating in a down economy, researchers found.

MU 'Fan Cans' a hit despite university officials' concerns

Despite Chancellor Brady Deaton's protest, Bud Light's "Fan Cans" promotion was popular with MU fans in Columbia and at Saturday’s football game in St. Louis.

Missouri braces for H1N1

Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.

MU students to pay fees for lab tests at health center

The MU Student Health Center began charging nominal fees for common lab tests on July 1 to try to cover increasing operating costs.

CNN analyst makes stop at MU to discuss politics

Peter Bergen spoke at Jesse Hall as part of the Mizzou Reads program. He talked about his experiences traveling through Afghanistan and why he thinks Afghanistan is not hopeless.

New community college possible in Cape Girardeau

A meeting is set for Sept.24 to discuss a potential new community college in Cape Girardeau.

MU professor leaving for Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar

Robert O'Connell, an professor in MU's electrical and computer engineering department, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in April. He will teach and study at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland for the next two semesters.

MU hosts conference on Korean relations

MU hosted the ninth Truman Conference on U.S.-Korean relations on Friday. The biennial conference focused on the politics, agriculture and economics of the Korean peninsula.

Deaton speaks out against Anheuser-Busch's 'Team Pride' campaign

Chancellor Brady Deaton's said in a letter that Anheuser-Busch's "Team Pride" marketing campaign, in which the brewery used MU school colors on its beer cans, was "unacceptable."