Donato Ndongo, a political exile from Equitorial Guinea, historian, journalist and novelist will give up his post as visiting professor in MU’s romance languages department and return to his family in Spain. Meanwhile, Ndongo waits for the day he can return home. He remembers his culture through his novels and hopes these will help his fellow citizens remember, too.
The university’s Compete Missouri plan would increase faculty salaries, but result in the freezing of hiring professors to fill vacant jobs.
The teachers want to discuss a $7 million proposal to boost faculty salaries through administrative cuts and the elimination of vacant teaching jobs.
Larry Brown, in a lecture titled “Cosmic Reflections on the Cultural Landscape,” will discuss the impact of the cosmos on religion.
The Cinderella Project was started a year ago by MU students in the Association of Textile and Apparel Management. This year, they teamed up with Alpha Delta Pi sorority, whose members collect dresses through a program called Becca’s Closet.
The two organizations together brought in more than 400 prom gowns.
Michael and Sharon Bukstein donated $1.1 million to the School of Medicine for the advancement of cancer research efforts. The gift also establishes the Michael J. and Sharon R. Bukstein Chair in Cancer Research.
MU faculty will hold a special meeting next Thursday after 67 faculty members signed a petition calling to discuss the university’s fiscal future.
The first students to attend college from their family have the opportunity for a full scholarship from MU.
MU professor Ronn Phillips used an exercise from one of his old teachers to teach his students about environmental perception.
The Maneater awarded its first student journalist scholarship Tuesday, $500 to staff member Justin C. Myers.
In a speech Tuesday addressing concerns about higher education's future, UM System President Gary Forsee announced that MU was ranked 47th in receiving funds from the state.
Popular Brazilian and Latin dances will be demonstrated by the MU Luso-Brazilian Student Association and the Latin Dance Club at Buscando America.
Field Elementary School students ate healthy snacks, visited with MU athletes and ran relay races with ROTC members on Monday morning as part of a health fair put together by students from the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition.
His proposed Missouri Promise plan would create a path to a four-year degree for students by providing a scholarship to qualifying students to cover college or university costs.
Located on the garden level of Lela Raney Wood Hall, the Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery’s “Hidden Assets” exhibit is giving visitors a chance to witness 5,000 of the 12,000 garments it houses.
Under an agreement by House and Senate budget negotiators, the Access Missouri scholarship program would be expanded next year to cover a projected 49,000 students, including several thousand from wealthier families.
The Prince of Wales Riding Club, the oldest continually active riding club in the country, is hosting its 81st annual horse show Thursday. This year's event, Jewels and Jods, evolved from a Columbia society event to a three-day horse show.
Senate Democrats have expressed concern over the financial stability of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
Russell Means was a leader in the American Indian Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. He spoke on Tuesday night in MU’s Keller Auditorium as part of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.
The MU Economics Department has finally hired a professor for the department’s Kenneth Lay Chair in Economics, a position it has struggled to fill for nearly a decade.