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Higher Education

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.

John Hope Franklin, renowned scholar of black history, dies

The esteemed Duke University historian, who was 94, wrote many important books, and he broke many barriers.  His book "From Slavery to Freedom" helped integrate black history into American history. His research helped Thurgood Marshall win Brown v. Board of Education.

Washington University student suspected to have meningitis

Health officials think the student, whose name has not been released, has meningococcal meningitis, a highly contagious and potentially deadly form of the illness.

MU seeks student opinions on diversity

A survey was recently sent to students to help MU build on the Campus Climate study, which was done between 2001 and 2005, to access attitudes toward diversity on campus.

MU officials plan budget in uncertain economic climate

Even though the budget for MU might shrink in the next few years, the university is still planning for a steady increase in students.

Record enrollment but limited faculty concern MU's College of Human Environmental Sciences

The MU College of Human Environmental Sciences' limited space and number of faculty will be obstacles as members of its large freshman class go on to later courses.

Stephens College to interview 10 candidates to replace retiring president

Stephens College has invited 10 semi-finalists to interview to be its next president. Current president Wendy Libby will retire in July.

Nixon picks St. Louis attorney for vacant UM System curator's seat

St. Louis attorney Don Downing, an MU alumnus, has been nominated by Gov. Jay Nixon to fill one of three vacant seats on the UM System Board of Curators.

MU professor wins prestigious Goodeve Medal

Kalyan Pasupathy received the award for his work with the Red Cross. He helped develop a formula that translates data and lets Red Cross chapters gain a better understanding of their organization's potential given available staff and resources. 

Missouri lawmakers want equality for scholarship recipients

Bills in the House and Senate would eliminate the gap between private-school and public-school scholarship amounts.

Stephens College to close two residence halls for repairs

Stephens College aims for cost savings in renovating Searcy and Prunty halls. Students from those residence halls will be able to move into one of six others on campus.

Columbia College to open San Diego campus

The new Columbia College campus in San Diego will serve military recruits.

Activity pyramid offers guideline to exercise

An MU professor and fitness specialist with MU Extension helped develop the pyramid to simplify new government exercise information.

MU Division of IT to host technology expo

The Technology for Tight Budgets Expo will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 and March 5 in the Bond Life Sciences Center.

MU female engineering students face number of difficulties

A study by MU professor Rose Marra shows engineering departments have trouble retaining female students.

Sandra Day O'Connor praises Missouri for judicial selection plan

O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker during an MU law review symposium Friday.

Missouri Senate reviews bill to prohibit use of false diplomas

The million-dollar industry is difficult to fit into a legal category, such as fraud, making it nearly impossible to convict anyone, said Zora Aubochon, assistant commissioner for the state Higher Education Department.

MU Faculty Council recommends change to future finals schedules

The proposed change would move Reading Day from Friday to Thursday, with finals beginning Friday. Exams would end the following Thursday.

Expanded college financing part of federal stimulus package

The stimulus plan allows for several changes in higher education financing, including an increase in tax credits per student and billions more allocated for the Pell Grant program.

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