Higher Education

New state Senate committee aims to better education

The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.

MU design class creates zoo of colorful animal sculptures

MU's Basic 3-D Design class created a menagerie of animal sculptures, which have been placed at the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

Residential Life continues to offer 'extended campus' housing

For the second year, MU's Residential Life will lease housing from Campus View and Campus Lodge apartments this fall.

St. Louis creates 13 'full-service' schools

The schools will make a variety of service providers available through the school, creating community hubs for families and individuals.

Missouri higher education agency: campus buildings on brink of crisis

Missouri Department of Higher Education employees have noted that campuses need an infusion of money to meet their building needs, and Gov. Jay Nixon has encouraged lawmakers to consider a state bonding proposal.

Board of Curators approves $332 million in bonds

Several local projects will benefit from the $332 million in bonds issued by the university.

MU hires new treasurer

The university chose John M. Miller from Florida Atlantic University.He served as treasurer and interim chief financial officer.

Experts testify about clout at University of Illinois

College admissions experts are testifying before the commission investigating how politically connected students got into the University of Illinois over more qualified applicants.

Missouri Southern's summer enrollment rises

Officials from the university in Joplin have attributed the approximately 4 percent increase to the struggling economy.

MU student returns home safely from Honduras

MU student Tyler Shields is back in the United States after struggling to depart Honduras last week in the midst of its government coup.

Columbia College raising $18 million for new science building

The new facility could triple the space for the college's rapidly expanding science department. Groundbreaking for the building is set to take place in four years.

University of Kansas details response to budget cuts

The school has lost more than $36 million in funding.

Nixon appoints two new UM System curators

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed David Bradley and Wayne Goode to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Tuesday. The two will start immediately but will have to be confirmed early next year when the Missouri Senate goes back into session, Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.

MU student stranded in Honduras amid coup

An MU student who went to Honduras to do missionary work is stuck in the country amid government in-fighting.

Income-based loan repayment plan may grant relief

A new income-based student loan repayment plan that began July 1 could help students struggling with debt.

Nixon appoints two new curators

Wayne Goode, a former state legislator, and David Bradley, publisher of the St. Joseph News-Press, have been appointed for four-year terms.

MU to offer two winemaking workshops

MU will offer summer winemaking workshops starting next week.

MU scientists successfully convert pig tissue into stem cells

MU scientists have successfully created stem cells from the cells of pigs' connective tissue. The scientists say they hope their research will provide an alternative to the controversial use of embryonic stem cells.

Changes to UM System pension take effect amid mixed reactions

The UM System's decision to make contributions to its retirement fund went into effect Wednesday. Some employees are concerned that it affects lower-income workers too much, but the system says the move was caused by the recession and that it has done all it can to protect lower-income workers.

MU research director steps down after internal audit

The director of MU's Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory stepped down to a researcher because of a conflict of interest, according to a statement issued by the university.