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Higher Education

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.

More changes ahead for MU grievance process

A committee of MU’s Faculty Council suggested Thursday that changes implemented in November 2005 be examined for another three-year period.

Missouri ranks 49th in spending on higher education over the last five years

The numbers certainly paint a discouraging picture: Over the past five years, spending on higher education in Missouri has decreased by 9.9 percent, a worse percentage than in any other state but one: Colorado. Between 2005 and 2007, however, Missouri dropped to 50th in the nation in the percent increase in appropriations for higher education.

Alert device to be tested on campus

The e-Fob is activated by another Purple Tree technology that can pick up emergency broadcasts and relay them through cell phone towers in areas covered by the alert.

Missouri leaders show support for UM System

The Missouri 100 members make or raise a charitable contribution to the UM System of at least $1,000 and are responsible for meeting with the system president when he travels around the state.

MU names new vice president of research and economic development

Michael Nichols previously served as director of the Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations at the university.

Exodus from religious studies challenges department

At a time of deep cuts in state appropriations for higher education, Missouri has failed to maintain competitive salaries for its religious studies faculty.

Class of the classroom

More than 120 MU students applied for Teach for America in 2006.

Friends, colleagues remember Black Studies director

UM System, colleges to call for health care training funds

Under a new agreement called “Preparing to Care,” the state’s colleges and universities will ask the legislature for $38.3 million in recurring funds to open more places for students to train to become dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and therapists.

Curators meet Tuesday to discuss presidential search

The University of Missouri Board of Curators met Tuesday morning to discuss the system’s search for a new president. To learn more, visit U.Town, the Columbia Missourian’s higher education blog, here.

UM System interim president outlines student loan policies

Four of the student loan provisions comprise the attorney general’s Code of Conduct. The code prohibits kickbacks to schools, requires information disclosures about preferred lenders and limits school employees’ participation on lender advisory boards.

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