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Higher Education

MU geographer keeps 'cosmic conversation' going

Larry Brown, in a lecture titled “Cosmic Reflections on the Cultural Landscape,” will discuss the impact of the cosmos on religion.

Project gives girls free prom gowns

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.

MU medical school receives $1.1 million gift

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.

Petition prompts special meeting with MU faculty to discuss MU's fiscal future

MU faculty will hold a special meeting next Thursday after 67 faculty members signed a petition calling to discuss the university’s fiscal future.

MU offers first-generation college students full scholarship

The first students to attend college from their family have the opportunity for a full scholarship from MU.

Blindfolded students find their way around campus

MU professor Ronn Phillips used an exercise from one of his old teachers to teach his students about environmental perception.

MU student newspaper awards first scholarship

The Maneater awarded its first student journalist scholarship Tuesday, $500 to staff member Justin C. Myers.

MU still a good value, president says

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.

Buscando America celebrates Latin culture

Popular Brazilian and Latin dances will be demonstrated by the MU Luso-Brazilian Student Association and the Latin Dance Club at Buscando America.

Health fair teaches students to eat right, exercise, brush their teeth — and have fun

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.

Nixon announces higher education plan

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.

Stephens College exhibit gives visitors glimpse into archives

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.

Push to expand tuition aid plan

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.

Stephens riding club revamps horse show

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 worry about MOHELA’s financial state

Senate Democrats have expressed concern over the financial stability of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.

American Indian activist speaks at MU

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.

MU professor Haslag named Kenneth Lay Chair in Economics

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.

Tap Day honoring MU students held indoors

Students that were tapped in this year’s ceremony were chosen for the “outstanding contributions” they had made to the campus.

National health institute cites MU biologist's research

Fred vom Saal’s research found that bisphenol A, a common chemical in plastic bottles, poses serious health risks to people.

Student group seeks expansion of conceal and carry law

One year after the shooting at Virginia Tech, some students want to see concealed weapons on campus because they say it could make them safer. Other students are planning protests because they say gun laws are too lax.

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