Higher Education

UPDATE: Forsee gift helps bring new technology to UM System

After a $1 million donation from UM System President Gary Forsee and his wife, Sherry, and another $1 million from Cisco Systems and AT&T, UM System campuses will soon be installing Cisco TelePresence systems.

MU Counseling Center seeks to add staff

MU's Counseling Center falls far short of one national standard that recommends one full-time professional staff member for every 1,000 to 1,500 students.

New MU faculty grievance policy is up for vote

On Wednesday, the MU faculty may vote to add an administrator to its grievance resolution panel. The administrator would be part of the initial body that gathers and evaluates information related to a complaint.

UM System focuses on lobbying efforts

With the upcoming election of a new governor and several state legislators, now is the time for the UM System to launch a strong lobbying effort, system President Gary Forsee told the Board of Curators on Friday.

Board of Curators discusses 'strategic direction'

UM System President Gary Forsee wants the system to be clear about its goals and intended direction, particularly with next month's election of a new governor and state senators and representatives. The Board of Curators is also scheduled to vote Friday on two campus improvement plans for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Homecoming tradition continues

The ninth M-I-Z-B-B-Q had the theme, Under the Stripes: You Can't Tame the Tigers." 

Two-thirds of open faculty positions released to MU departments

Thanks in part to higher-than-expected revenue, about 50 vacant positions have been released to MU deans to allow for new hires. The positions had been slated to remain open so that salaries allotted for those positions would be reallocated to raise faculty salaries across MU.

MU Student Life hosts Tiger football watch party

Two thousand chicken wings and 100 pizzas. That's what Missouri fans attending the Tiger watch party Saturday night can plan to sink their teeth into. And it's all free. The watch party for the Missouri Tigers game against the No. 1 Texas Longhorns will be in Jesse Auditorium.

Group commemorates those who commit suicide because of discrimination

The MU organization Allies in Action placed 1,752 flags on Carhahan Quadrangle on Thursday to represent the number of people who commit suicide each year among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

MU to vote on new grievance policy

MU faculty members will vote Oct. 29 on a new policy that could change the way grievances are handled. 

MU will continue plan to increase faculty salaries

Despite the uncertainty of the current economy, MU will continue its plan to improve faculty salaries.

Students find ways to meet financial demands in tough economy

College students are noticing a difference in their daily lives as the effects of the economy begin to filter down. Some students are making changes to cut costs such as cycling more and driving less, taking fewer trips home and taking more trips to the plasma bank.

New MU music director has big plans for school

Robert Shay took over the helm of the program 3 months ago, and plans to push for a new performing arts center on campus.

KCOU seeks new transmitter through bill at MSA senate meetings

When Hudson Residence Hall closes for renovations at the end of the semester, KCOU/88.1 FM, MU’s student-run radio station and an auxiliary of the Missouri Student Association, will no longer have access to its transmitter on the roof.

MU financial aid director discusses economy, loans

Joseph Camille, who has worked in student financial aid for more than 30 years, points out that the economy won’t have an immediate impact on student loan interest rates. What he has seen this year, however, is more students changing their FAFSA forms to reflect changes in income. 

MU student government votes to change student fee rules

MU's Missouri Students Association voted on Wednesday to get rid of the vote-now, pay-later system that creates a lag between when projects are approved and when student fees go up to pay for them. The new system would phase in student fees during the fiscal year following a project's approval.

9th District candidates wrestle with college affordability issues

Ninth Congressional District candidates Judy Baker and Blaine Luetkemeyer both said they see a need to increase college affordability.

Stephens fashion design students promote breast cancer awareness

Stephens hosts its third annual Fashion for Cause in which students create dresses from non-fashion materials. The dresses are inspired by the stories of local breast cancer survivors.

2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

Graphic novel viewed as contemporary literature, professor says

The comic book — or graphic novel — has secured its place in contemporary literature, said MU associate professor Andrew Hoberek at a lecture at Stephens College on Wednesday.