Higher Education

Religious groups give new students support

Campus community offers student organizations for many different faiths.

Take time to think when picking a major

Students have until the end of their sophomore year to decide

Learning to budget is fundamental skill

Discipline is key while managing money

To separate or not separate whites, darks in laundry loads

Bleeding colors giving you the blues? These tips should squelch any washer woes.

Cut, style or trim: a 'do for every budget

One thing people don't usually consider until it's too late is: Who's going to cut/color my hair now that you're away from home?

College stress is inevitable, but can be made better

Homesickness is a major issue for students starting college.

Work-study program promotes literacy in children

A Way With Words began in 1996 as a community literacy program in response to President Clinton's America Reads Challenge.

Planning eases adjustments to dorm life

UM to ask state for $1 billion for 2010

The curators approved the request Friday, which amounts to a 19 percent increase over this year.

Dean of MU School of Medicine is applicant for job in Arizona

William Crist, who is a candidate for a new position in the Health Affairs department at the University of Arizona, will visit the Tucson campus on Thursday to take part in a forum.

Prof whose 'last lecture' became a sensation dies

Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

Construction of Reynolds Journalism Institute nears completion

UM System president chooses committee members to pick new vice president

Gary Forsee appointed nine people, two of them students, to a committee to figure out who will be the system’s next vice president for academic and student affairs.

Students survey people with disabilities to learn transportation needs

Students are looking to make improvements in the transportation system for people with disabilties around Boone County.

Tuition increases near maximum allowed in Missouri

In their first year of a law capping tuition increases, most Missouri universities are raising their tuition by nearly the maximum amount allowed during the upcoming school year.

Forsee names UMKC interim chancellor

Leo Morton will take on the role effective Aug. 1. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position, however.

Wellness Resource Center gathers information about MU fan behavior

The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.

Blunt to veto student curator bill

The bill could have given a student the right to vote on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The governor said his office had received a lot of comments about the bill urging him to veto it.

Former UM President Magrath to be interim chief at WVU

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.

Tuition breaks help combat veterans at MU

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.