Higher Education

Social networking site transforms the dating scene

Facebook allows users to indicate if they are single, dating, in an open relationship, engaged, married or “complicated.” Anne Meyer, a psychologist at the MU Counseling Center, sees both benefits and drawbacks in this rapidly evolving form of friendship and intimacy.

MU unhurried in adding garage surveillance

Although Jim Joy, director of MU Parking and Transportation, plans to install security cameras in all MU parking structures in the near future, few students are convinced it will curtail crime.

Speaker helps MU celebrate Black History Month

Michael Eric Dyson, author, professor and social critic, spoke to a nearly full audience at Jesse Auditorium on Thursday night to share his views on voting, black culture and other issues pertaining to black people in America.

Education Committee debates Brooker Act

During a one-hour discussion of the issue on Tuesday, the House Higher Education Committee heard multiple witnesses’ opinions of the controversial House Bill 1315, known as the Emily Brooker Higher Education Sunshine Act.

Blunt nominates St. Joseph resident for MOHELA board

JEFFERSON CITY — A St. Joseph businesswoman has been picked to help manage the state's student loan authority.

College Goal Sunday to help would-be college students with financial aid

College Goal Sunday is designed to help college-bound students and their parents learn how to fill out financial aid forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA).

Going green by going brown

The MU Power Plant has whittled its way to wood chips in a quest to find a renewable, biomass fuel to mix with coal.

Bill would bar sex offenders from university housing

Under the proposed measure, a public university would be required to perform a check of the state's sex offender registry for each housing applicant.

Proposed tuition increase focus point of UM Curators meeting

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators will examine a proposal at its meeting Thursday to increase tuition by the maximum allowable rate in relation to guidelines proposed by last May's MOHELA bill.

MOHELA forgives $1.5 million in student loans

More than 500 Missouri public school teachers will receive awards of up to $3,200 each in loan forgiveness.

UM System sets up scholarship fund after lawsuit

Missouri residents who were between the ages of 16 and 21 between 1995 and 2001 when they attended a University of Missouri school may be eligible for a $530 scholarship.

Start of semester brings increase in people downtown

Local businesses and residents are noticing the increase of customers and traffic.

Hitting the books again

It was the first day of classes at Stephens College and many of the students bought their books today.

MU estimates show more students on horizon

Enhanced recruiting strategies, more high school graduates, and the success of MU's football team are credited with a rise in applicants.

Building commission urges repeal of Greek house sprinkler rule

A year after the City Council approved an amendment requiring fraternities and sororities to install sprinkler systems by the end of 2012, the city’s building commission is pushing for a repeal.

News analysis: Secrecy in Missouri presidential search easier said than done

Gary Forsee's hiring was already old news when the announcement was finally made.

The Facebook way of life

The social networking site has become a big part of how college students keep in touch, waste time and have fun. But more important, perhaps, it has also developed into a powerful platform for them to broadcast — or shape — their personas.

New UM president hopes for smooth transition into academia

Forsee’s corporate skills and background led the Board of Curators to name him as the UM System’s 22nd president on Thursday.

From Floyd to Forsee

A timeline covers the events that began with Elson Floyd's surprise resignation and ended Thursday with the hiring of Gary Forsee as the UM System's 22nd President.

Forsee officially named next UM System president

The new president said he has a lot to learn about running a system of large, public universities, but he is confident his skills in the corporate world will help him succeed.