C. Peter Magrath will succeed President Mike Garrison, who is stepping down Sept. 1 over a master’s degree scandal involving the governor’s daughter. Magrath was president of the UM System from 1985 to 1991.
Last week, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed into law the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Act. The law, sponsored by Sen. Maida Coleman, D-St. Louis, will require public universities to charge combat veterans just $50 per credit hour for undergraduate coursework.
Thirty volunteers through Mizzou Students for Christ will be traveling to New Orleans for a massive cleanup effort in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. As part of the annual International Churches of Christ campus ministry conference, held this year in Baton Rouge from July 3-6. 1,400 students from around the country are scheduled to spend the day working.
Construction blocking the sidewalk at the intersection of Eighth and Elm Streets is part of MU’s contribution to beautify the historic Avenue of the Columns.
Guy Bailey, a former provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas-San Antonio, will be offered the job after a state-required waiting period of 21 days.
The MU Summer Singers make up an eclectic group of past and present MU students and music majors and non-majors alike. The choir takes on challenging pieces and perfects them in the span of just four weeks.
The lease, which was to expire Monday, will be extended three years. An MU spokesman cited the university's record enrollment for the fall and the temporary closure of the Brady Food Court as reasons for the extension.
Dean L. Hubbard is the school's longest-serving president.
Financial strains prompt Missouri’s student loan agency to delay a scheduled payment for Gov. Matt Blunt’s college construction plan.
The money will will provide four students from Clark County with a four-year, full-ride scholarship to MU through the Flagship Scholars program.
The tuition break applies only to Missourians who have served in combat since the Sept. 11 attacks and may be used only at public colleges and universities.
Sam Hamra’s donation to the MU School of Law will provide black law students with scholarships.
The money is to be used for economic development; the UM System will receive about $1.1 million and another $75,000 will go to UM-related projects.
Former Southeast Missouri State employee found with files containing student Social Security numbers
A former employee of Southeast Missouri State University was found with data files that contained names and Social Security numbers of about 800 students. The data was recovered, and charges were filed against the former employee.
Curtis W. and Ann H. Long contributed to the school’s family and community medicine department. The gift will support teaching, research and clinical care for rural communities.
MU graduate students demonstrated how to categorize animals by their skulls Thursday.
Robert Duncan has been named the new vice chancellor of research for MU. He succeeds Jim Coleman.
Michael Schoenleber aims to show how youth can be involved in promoting unity and peace between Iraqi and American students.
The University of Missouri System will try the direct approach in August to get more students, faculty and staff to enroll in the campus emergency notification system.
On July 1, the large animal veterinary student loan program will go into effect. It will help vet students who will practice in rural areas with their debt coming out of school.