Higher Education

Economy sending students to cheaper public colleges

New college students across the U.S. are transferring from private universities to lower-priced public institutions, often because of economic fears.

MU researchers link brain growth to social competition

A study conducted by MU researchers has linked the evolutionary growth of the human brain to larger populations and increased social competition.

Columbia receives national recognition for entrepreneurial climate

BusinessWeek recently named Columbia the best small city in Missouri for business start-ups. The success is attributed partly to the large college-aged population.

Doctoral students gather at MU for summer research institute

Aaron Sickel, an MU graduate student, said the event consists of  a series of lectures and workshops intended to help students with their research.

MU Admissions aims for transparency

MU's Office of Admissions says its transparent process makes it unlikely that the university will experience problems like those at the University of Illinois.

Forsee and curators ask Nixon not to veto funding bill

UM System President Gary Forsee and the Board of Curators sent a statement to Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday asking him not to veto House Bill 22, legislation that would provide funding for systemwide capital improvements and research projects.

Curators to governor: Money for Ellis Fischel essential

UM System President Gary Forsee is sending a statement to Gov. Jay Nixon, urging that he not veto a House bill that includes significant funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Curators to governor: Patient care center important

UM System President Gary Forsee will deliver a message to the governor outlining the System's concerns about Nixon potentially vetoing a bill that contains much higher education funding, including money for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

MU honored with Truman Foundation award

MU was one of two universities in the nation to receive the 2009 Truman Foundation Honor Institution award, which recognizes the campus's commitment to service and to its Truman Scholars.

UPDATE: GOP House leaders urge governor to avoid vetoes

Nixon's administration already has said he will make line-item vetoes to a budget bill that would spend $381 million of stimulus funds over the next two years, largely on capital improvement projects.

MU announces interim dean of graduate school

George Justice, associate dean of MU's graduate school, will serve as its interim leader.

MU to receive grant to reduce carbon footprint

MU was selected to receive a $35,000 to $50,000 grant to help develop ways of reducing the university’s carbon footprint. Former Sustain Mizzou president Patrick Margherio said they plan to use the money to expand the Building Dashboard program.

Schaefer rallying support for cancer hospital

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer said he has heard from from "several people in positions to know" that the governor will veto funding for the hospital.

Columbia College wants to keep Gitmo campus open

Columbia College plans to keep its campus at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base open as long as possible, according to a school official. The closing of the base's prison will lead to a decrease in students as well as staff. 

Concern over food quality, prices leads to home food preservation

MU Extension workshops in food preservation are filling up this year as more people appear to take stock in the quality of their food and the contents of their wallet.

Texas A&M president resigns before regents meeting

The resignation comes less than a month after a university system performance review gave her low marks for leadership, management, decisiveness and team work.

Historian Philip D. Curtin dies at 87

Philip D. Curtin revolutionized the way scholars think about academic history, most notably for his work analyzing the African slave trade.

Making controversy civil: MU's Difficult Dialogues gathers universities for summer institute

MU's Difficult Dialogues program is showing other campuses how to talk about sensitive subjects. “Many controversial issues have multiple sides, and they aren’t just black and white,” says Noor Azizan-Gardner of the MU Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.

Westminster College vandalism suspect arrested

The restoration of vandalized monuments at Westminster College is under way, and some graffiti has been removed.


Report gives Missouri average marks for higher education

Missouri ranks 43rd nationally for state funding per higher education student but has the sixth-highest rate of graduate degrees per 1,000 residents.