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.
The Fire Sprinkler Task Force recommended that the City Council extend the deadline by two years to install sprinkler systems. The task force also asked that all campus organizations with housing — not just Greek organizations — be subject to the sprinkler requirements.
The idea has never caught on in the U.S., but some colleges are taking it up as a way to help students cut costs.
UM System President Gary Forsee says he won't accept $100,000 in bonuses he is entitled to receive and said he would also forgo a performance award in 2010 and doesn't want a salary increase in 2009.
The MU chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has raised enough money to renovate its South Providence house. A bank loan and alumni support allow the fraternity to install sprinklers not yet required by the City Council.
Lamb, UM system executive vice president, served as the interim president for the system from April 2007 to February 2008 before the appointment of Gary Forsee to the position.
Hear UM President Gary Forsee's answers to questions regarding the effect of stimulus legislation on the UM System.
Missouri State University is offering a new program this fall, renewable until 2011 that will offer state residents who have lost their jobs a reduction in tuition. The amount they will save varies between campuses.
Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis. It has been offered in the University Hospital since 2007. This treatment reduces surgery risks and allows a much faster recovery.
PetScreen, a U.K.-based animal health company chose Columbia for its U.S. headquarters. A visit with an MU researcher was the deciding factor in the decision.
Missouri is scheduled to receive almost $4.3 billion for fiscal year 2010, which is enough to balance the state budget and cover Gov. Jay Nixon's higher education proposal.
Last week, the Board of Curators targeted budget cuts for this fiscal year in MU divisions and auxiliaries. Campus Facilities reduced $600,000 in expenses and the Division of Information Technology reduced costs by $65,196.
The university's 14 programs designed to help Kansas City's youth populations helped land it the highest federal recognition a college or univerity can receive for volunteer service and civic engagement.
Ten former international volunteers have brought their experience and knack for community service to Columbia, thanks to a partnership between MU and the Peace Corps.
Director Beth Leonard is pleased with student set designer Michaela Stein's creation for Stephens College's production of "Anastasia."
The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 in Jesse Hall Auditorium.
To accommodate increased enrollment, residential Life will open new dorms and keep extended campus options.
Participants agreed that dialogue is a first step for bringing the two sides closer together.
Gov. Jay Nixon amends budget cuts for fiscal year 2010 after redirecting a $10.1 million surplus from construction on a women's prision in Chillicothe to MU Extension. MU says it is still displeased with the proposed departmental cuts. Legislative approval is needed before any changes would occur.
The board also approved a transition assistance program for employees who lose their jobs as a result of budget cuts.