Higher Education

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.

Mizzou Students for Christ go to New Orleans for massive cleanup

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.

Beautification of Eighth Street continues by university entrance

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.

UMKC chancellor in line to be president of Texas Tech

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.

Together, MU's Summer Singers make beautiful music

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.

McDonald's on MU's Lowry Mall to remain open

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.

President of Northwest Missouri State to retire in June 2009

Dean L. Hubbard is the school's longest-serving president.

MOHELA financial concerns delay June payment for building plan

Financial strains prompt Missouri’s student loan agency to delay a scheduled payment for Gov. Matt Blunt’s college construction plan.

$1.4 million donation to help Clark County students to attend MU

The money will will provide four students from Clark County with a four-year, full-ride scholarship to MU through the Flagship Scholars program.

Tuition to be capped at $50 per credit hour for some Missouri veterans

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.