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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.

Forsee hiring is 'world's worst-kept secret'

Former Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee is the four-campus system’s new president.

In an unanimous vote, university curators on Thursday picked Forsee, 57, to become the university system’s 22nd president.

UM System announces hiring of Gary Forsee as 22nd president of UM System

UM set to name new president

News reports say that former CEO Forsee will become the 22nd president of the UM system Thursday afternoon.

Schedule of MU graduations

MU’s Winter Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday through Sunday at various locations around campus.

Salaries up at MU for full-time professors, analysis shows

The average salary increase for 1,332 full-time professors at MU this year was 4.61 percent, a Missourian analysis of salary data shows.

MU's finals still on for now

Monday finals at MU are still on for now, but a final decision won't be made until early Monday morning.

Photojournalism center to be created at MU

The Missouri School of Journalism announced plans for a center for photojournalism that will enhance photojournalism studies and create an online Missouri Photojournalism Archive.

'Columbia' distinction dropped from university's name

MU can now call itself the “University of Missouri” but only for fundraising, recruiting and intercollegiate athletics.

Medical mannequins: It talks, it bleeds, it's almost alive

MU medical school and other researchers have turned to mannequins and in vitro joints instead of live animals for practice.

Faculty doubt Forsee can lead UM System

The potential hiring of a former telecommunications executive as the next University of Missouri System president has some faculty worried that the finalist lacks the necessary experience in academia.

UM System moves toward president

The governor met privately Tuesday with Gary Forsee, former chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., about Forsee's possible selection as the next president of the University of Missouri. The Board of Curators is scheduled to meet in Kansas City next week.

UM group interviews potential president

The search for the next University of Missouri System president is down to a single finalist.

Mizzou grant program works for female faculty in the sciences

The sciences have always been historically male-dominated, especially for science faculty. The Mizzou ADVANCE grant program is working to educate others and research the issue.

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