Higher Education

St. Louis area struggles to host exchange students

Exchange student programs started trying to recruit families earlier this year, but some students are staying with "welcome families" for two to eight weeks until permanent ones are found.

Columbia College and MU offer H1N1 vaccinations

Columbia College and MU will offer vaccinations for H1N1 flu virus in the fall in addition to the seasonal flu vaccine.

Project Runway contestant visits Stephens

Qristyl Frazier returns to her alma mater to talk fashion days after the premiere of the television competition. 

Wireless network, new e-mail system keep MU IT staff busy

The switch from TigerNet to Mizzou Wireless has been a shaky one for MU students and faculty.

District sees rise in immigrant population

Seventeen different languages are spoken in the four schools that make up the Bayless School District in St. Louis County.

MU journalism institute aims for growth, self-sufficiency

The $15 million in additional funding secured by the Reynolds Journalism Institute was the fruit of nearly two years of discussions with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, said Roger Gafke, RJI director of program development. There was no formal contingency plan had funding not been renewed. The institute aims to bring in future revenue from diverse sources.

SAT scores dip for high school class of 2009

Average scores increased for students from higher-income families, while score gaps increased between black and white students.

Back to school is a family affair in Columbia

Because Columbia is home to so many educators, a number of families have parents as well as children returning to school. “During these back-to-school days, our house is an exciting place to be,” said Bill Allen, assistant professor of agricultural journalism at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Back to school in Columbia

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MU enrollment at record high, campus tries to adjust

Even though freshman enrollment declined from 2008, the number of returning sophomores is the largest in MU history.

Energy of students returns to Stephens College

Wednesday is the first day of classes at Stephens College, but already the campus is returning to life. "I love the close-knit friendships that we make here," Stephens student Jenny Massey-Brown said.

Columbia College welcomes variety of students

Like MU and Columbia Public Schools, Columbia College started classes Monday and welcomed students taking day, night and online classes.

Analysis: Mississippians riled at possible change in university's name

Sixteen percent of the students at the Mississippi University for Women aren't. Thus in a bid to increase enrollment and acknowledge male students, school leaders are proposing a name change that seems certain to foster controversy among the institution's passionate alumni.

MU journalism institute receives $15 million

The Reynolds Journalism Institute will be receiving $15 million in funds from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, said Steve Anderson, president of the foundation, on Friday morning.


UM accountability measures unveiled to curators

UM President Gary Forsee unveiled to the Board of Curators new accountability measures for tracking the performance of the four campuses in the UM System internally and against similar universities across the country.

MU slips six places in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges' list

U.S. News & World Report released its 2010 Best Colleges list, which ranks U.S. undergraduate programs. MU ranked 102 among 262 "National Universities," down six places from last year.

MU School of Medicine requests early review of probation status

The accreditation council that placed the MU School of Medicine on probation will make a visit to the school on Oct. 27 — earlier than planned — to reassess its accreditation status. The accreditation body raised concerns about the school's resident education program last April.

Julie Jacob, Communications Manager at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, confirmed the date of the organization's next visit to the School of Medicine, which has been moved up from the previously scheduled date of April 1, 2011. The school "requested that the review date be moved up to October," Jacob said.


Veterans start over as colleges ignore experience

Nearly half a million veterans are expected on college campuses this year as part of the new GI Bill. The surge is leading to a call for schools to re-examine their policies of declining to grant college credit for military training and service.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students celebrate another year

New GI Bill to cover tuition entirely at participating schools

Columbia College is participating in a new program, which took effect at the beginning of this month, that could cover full tuition for veterans enrolled there. To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program, a veteran must complete 36 months of aggregate active duty.