Higher Education

Poster contest showcases research by MU life sciences

More than 300 entries competed in five categories.

MU guest lecture focuses on identity of black female adolescents

Sheila Walker, a guest lecturer at MU on Friday, conducted two years of ethnographic research in Los Angeles County on how African-American girls form their identity.

Biden pledges to alleviate college tuition burden during Missouri visit

At a town-hall style meeting at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Vice President Joe Biden said the adminstration will explore ways to make higher education more affordable, possibly with low-interest loans against 529s and by extending tax credits.

MU power plant replaces old boiler with biomass boiler

One of MU power plant's six boilers will be replaced with a biomass boiler. The replacement project will cost $62 million and be funded from bonds and, possibly, stimulus money.

MU's Division of IT upgrades storage, recovery of e-mail system

MU's Division of Information Technology is updating the e-mail systems for students and faculty, with a goal of finishing by early summer. The upgrade is standard but will now allow students to keep their e-mail addresses after graduation.

Stephens College president receives education award

President of Stephens College Wendy Libby was named the Outstanding Higher Education Professional of 2009 by the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education and Alumni Society.

MU groups particate in Social Justice Seder

More than 100 Jewish and non-Jewish individuals gathered Tuesday evening at the Hillel Foundation to participate in the 4th annual Social Justice Seder.

Missouri House approves $700 million college bond package

The money would be designated to fund building needs at all two-year and four-year Missouri colleges and universities. The Missouri Senate as well as voters must approve the legislation for it to go into effect. Some critics of the package think the state should avoid increasing its debt.

Schedule change could take out East Campus trash problem

City staff will discuss the possibility of moving the East Campus trash collection day from Wednesday to Monday to combat the problem of residents putting trash out too early.

Songwriter Steve Means to perform at Stephens

Means has an acoustic sound and an eclectic performance. On Thursday, he will be at the Pit at Stephens College.

Black Parents Association hosts college prep workshop

The workshop will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. It is free and open to the public, and all high school students are welcome to attend.

2009 Columbia Voters Guide

Get the details on where the City Council and Columbia School Board candidates stand on the issues.

Curators approve contract for Mike Anderson

The seven-year deal will pay the Missouri basketball coach $1.35 million each season.

UM System Board of Curators votes on tuition rate Friday

Meanwhile, the curators' Finance Committee voted to keep both tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate students at the same rate from fiscal year 2009 for fiscal year 2010.

Missouri State won't raise tuition

The university cited an agreement between Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri colleges and universities to not raise fees for the 2009-10 school year.

Money shortfall closes MU Center for the Literary Arts

The center, which has helped bring in writers and artists to support MU's creative writing program, is being closed because of budget cuts. Some of that budget money is being directed into MU's Creative Writing Program. Despite the center's closure, the Missouri Playwrights Workshop still plans on welcoming visiting artists in the future.

MedZou considers expanding hours

MedZou, a free clinic run by MU medical students, is already in great demand and is considering expanding its hours. The demand is partly the result of a downturn in the economy.

Greeks Going Green plans blackout at MU

The MU chapter of Greeks Going Green is sponsoring a campuswide blackout Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m. to encourage sustainable living.

Federal 2006 audit cites accounting errors at UM

As a result, the university will have to give back $282,000 to the federal government. Audits for 2007 and 2008 have shown full compliance.

National heart stent research project begins at MU

MU researchers plan to collaborate with others across the nation to study a new protein for use in drug-eluting heart stents that could prevent the re-narrowing of coronary arteries after balloon angioplasty procedures.