Higher Education

MOHELA delays college building payment

Financial strains have caused Missouri's student loan agency to again fall behind on its payments to Gov. Matt Blunt's college construction program.

University Surplus, which sells widely on eBay and elsewhere, helps MU recycle, too

Though it may fly under the radar with the general population, University Surplus has a booming resale business in used items from all of MU's departments.

Lecture to discuss graphic memoirs

Andrew Hoberek, an associate professor of English and director of Graduate Studies at MU, will discuss the increase in popularity of graphic novels at a Stephens College lecture.

Anthropologists author book on new method for studying religion

An MU professor is part of a team that has examined why people engage in religious behavior. The researchers hope an anthropological study will provide better answers than have been previously found.

MU School of Medicine announces interim dean

MU’s School of Medicine announced Thursday that Dr. Robert Churchill will serve as interim dean in place of Dr. William Crist, who is leaving MU to serve as vice-president for health affairs at the University of Arizona.

‘Three Cups of Tea’ author speaks at MU

Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” the book chosen for this year’s Mizzou Reads program, spoke at Jesse Auditorium on Tuesday.

Chinese student enrollment at MU hits all-time high in 2007

Chinese students give and get new perspectives at MU.

Tim Seibles strives to build poetry fans with his readings

The author of six books of poetry will read some of his work Thursday as part of a fall series presented by the Center for the Literary Arts at MU.

MU Libraries look for ways to offset possible future budget shortfalls

The libraries canceled an earlier plan to reduce acquisitions, thanks to the reallocated money from MU administration and contributions from donors. Worries still exist, however, about rising costs for journals.

Sluggish economy prompts workers to return to college

Two Columbia men pursue degrees in nursing at Columbia College after losing their jobs at 3M.

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Since 1908: The Missourian's story

Fortune magazine senior editor returns to MU

Carol Loomis, an MU alumna and senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, returned for the Journalism School's centennial to participate in a discussion about how magazines and newspapers need to change to survive in a digital world.



Centennial celebration reaches final day

MU rec complex to close during home football games

The day-long closures will occur during all home games to save on operating expenses during the complex's little-used periods.

MU Law School receives $1.1 million for first endowed chair

The gift is from Robert L. Hawkins Jr., a law school alumnus, and his wife, Elizabeth Hunter Hawkins, in honor of Dale A. Whitman, who was a professor and dean of the law school from 1982 to 1988.



New journalism institute links past, present and future

Located on the northeast end of Francis Quadrangle, the Reynolds Journalism Institute houses a revamped journalism program and an institute seeking to revitalize an industry.

MU battles to close rec complex tanning beds

Owners of Tan Time LLC, which operates The Spa, are still operating through a restraining order despite MU's attempt to shut down the service over the summer.



Amethyst Initiative pushes for lower drinking age

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and UM System President Gary Forsee both oppose the petition, which calls for the federal drinking age recommendation to be knocked down from 21 to 19.

Hulshof vows to boost spending on higher ed

The Republican gubernatorial candidate also said he would bring more private money to colleges and universities.