Missouri senators backed the state's higher education budget 29-4, but some expressed concerns over plans to increase the budget for the 2010 fiscal year.
The City Council discussed options for the future of Columbia public transit on Monday night, including the possibility of having MU students pay a small fee, but no decisions were made Monday.
MU journalism senior Laura Myers was among 15 students to compete in the College Champtionship series on Jeopardy. In the first round, which aired Monday, Myers beat out students from The Ohio State University and the University of Kansas to win $10,000 and advancement to the semi-finals.
More than 650 students will graduate from Stephens College and Columbia College on Saturday, many of them with honors.
On Thursday afternoon, the association hosted the annual Senior Send-Off, which is to symbolize the students' exit from the university.
Freshmen admitted into the School of Journalism and pre-journalism students may buy either an iPod touch or iPhone in order to meet the new requirement. The iPod touch retails around $229 and the iPhone starts at $199, according to Apple’s Web site. Those who do not comply will not be penalized.
Two Republicans filibustered to stop a bill intended to fund construction at public universities in Missouri.
Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College, in Poplar Bluff, will be working together to create a joint bachelor of science program for social work next year.
The defendants allegedly used the MU network to send millions of spam e-mails, through which over $4.1 million in products were sold.
The headquarters for a national business journalism professional association is moving from MU to Arizona State University as part of Arizona's revamping of its curriculum.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said campus health officials are already making plans for any action that may be necessary in relation to the possible health crisis.
The general faculty body will discuss Thursday whether to form a committee that would review MU's general education curriculum, including the possibility of a required diversity course.
A Tulane professor investiagated further when she saw most cases had been dropped.
A nationwide alert has been issued for marketing professor George Zinkhan, 57, and his vehicle. Killed were Zinkhan's ex-wife, Marie Bruce, 47, and two men.
House Bill 22, released on Friday, includes only $31 million of University of Missouri System requests for funding from the federal stimulus.
More than $341 million of UM requests would have been for MU, its extension programs and other facilities located in Columbia, such as those under MU Health Care.
AmerenUE suspended its plans Thursday to build an estimated $6 billion nuclear power plant in Callaway County, citing a filibuster in the Missouri Senate and the economic downturn as reasons for halting the project.
A screening of "Rwanda 94" is scheduled for Sunday night, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers on Monday.
An online crafts group will be exhibiting its goods for the first time Sunday at Columbia's Earth Day Festival. Several members of the group, Missouri Etsy-Centrics, practice sustainable art.
University presidents in Missouri, as well as campus police, are all against legislation that would allow concealed weapons on campus, while supporters of the bill stand their ground.
Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens advocated for weaning the U.S. from foreign oil by using alternative energy such as wind power and natural gas.