Higher Education

Stephens College to hold convocation Thursday

Nancy Brown, the highest-ranking female officer ever in the U.S. Navy, will be the keynote speaker at Stephens College's annual convocation.

Dorm condom plan hits 'box-or-bag' snag

The Missouri Student Association encountered a glitch in its plan to put condom dispensers in some MU dorms when the bags containing the condoms kept getting stuck in the machines.

MU students to help investigate fatal explosion

The Midwest Innocence Project is reopening the case of five people convicted of causing a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters.

Minority enrollment reaches all-time high

Freshmen enrollment rates are up, but minority freshmen enrollment rates are even higher. Special outreach and attention to those students have increased their presence on campus.

Newspapers' woes hit journalism's training ground

The Columbia Missourian's troubles could lead to big changes and take away a training ground for student journalists.

Stephens College enrollment up

The college's total numbers are up, though freshmen enrollment remains about the same for the third year in a row.

UM System encourages registration for emergency notification system

Registration for the UM System’s emergency mass notification system for its campuses can now be updated online on the same Web site where students manage their class enrollment and financial information.

Colleges confront shootings with survival training

The program teaches students and professors to use improvised weapons to fight back. One researcher has concerns.

MU first-day enrollment breaks several records

The first day of classes at MU broke a variety of enrollment records this fall, including those for both freshman enrollment and total enrollment.

Sales of gold Mizzou shirts increase as Gold Rush approaches

The sales of gold T-shirts in Columbia have spiked in the weeks leading up to the first football game, with the MU Athletic Department encouraging fans to wear gold to all football games this season, except for the Blackout game Nov 8.

MU Health Care names chief medical officer

University of Missouri Health Care announced the appointment of Les Hall as the system’s chief medical officer and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at MU’s School of Medicine, a news release stated.

Welcome to Mizzou

MU held its annual Tiger Walk the day before classes began. Incoming freshmen participated in the ceremonial march through the pillars on Francis Quadrangle.

Mural uncovered during Jesse Hall renovations

Initially thought to be a work by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton, it now appears to be by James Hatfield, who was treasurer of the College of Fine Arts.

Safety questions emerge as MU prepares off-campus expansion

A record number of incoming freshmen at MU has the Department of Residential Life seeking housing off campus. Although the university has sought additional housing in the past, the decision raises queries about students' safety.

Record number of women take part in MU sorority recruitment

More than 1,300 women are registered to participate in the weeklong formal recruitment process — 200 more than registered in 2007.

Crist to be VP of health affairs at Arizona

The dean of the MU School of Medicine was the only finalist for the new position.

Student wins grant to help MU cut energy use

Ben Datema wants to use an energy-monitoring program called Building Dashboard to track power consumption in four residence halls — and encourage students to conserve.

Re-sodding of Francis Quadrangle begins

The sod will be laid in time for students to enjoy the quad later this month.

MyZou reviews vary among students and faculty

The Web portal, introduced to students and faculty last year, was an improvement from the previous system but had problems including difficulty with bill paying and financial aid. 

MU researcher's goal: a sensor for a molecule

Assistant Professor Xudong Fan, aided by a National Science Foundation grant, is  trying to develop a type of sensor that could be used to detect a variety of substances in the tiniest amounts.