Higher Education

Graduation day approaches

MU graduation begins Friday

MU graduation ceremonies will be held Friday through Sunday. MU will distribute 5,194 degrees to 4,774 graduates, according to the MU News Bureau.

Theater honor society aims to build community

MU students have founded an organization to help build up the name, and bring together the community, of MU’s theatre department.

Chinese community in Columbia worry about families in China

China was hit by the worst earthquake in the past three decades on Monday, leading to thousands of deaths. Students at MU try to get in touch with families who live near the quake’s epicenter.

MU School of Medicine opens clinical center

The seven-story building houses the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students learning how to perform medical procedures.

MU grades examined show majority in 2007 were A’s and B’s

Majority of grades received at MU are As and there are 10 percent more As received in the summer semesters than fall or winter semesters

Missouri Civil Rights Initiative stays in play even though ballot campaign ends

Proponents pulled the plug over worries they didn’t have enough valid signatures but say they'll try to get it on a future ballot. Opponents have vowed to fight future attempts to pass similar measures.

UM curators vote to formally oppose bill to add voting student member to board

The UM System Board of Curators voted Monday morning in an emergency meeting to voice its formal opposition to Senate Bill 873, which could create a voting student curator position in 2011 if Missouri loses a U.S. Congressional District seat.

Exiled from Equatorial Guinea, a visiting professor awaits the time he can return home

Donato Ndongo, a political exile from Equitorial Guinea, historian, journalist and novelist will give up his post as visiting professor in MU’s romance languages department and return to his family in Spain. Meanwhile, Ndongo waits for the day he can return home. He remembers his culture through his novels and hopes these will help his fellow citizens remember, too.

MU faculty members voice concerns over cuts

The university’s Compete Missouri plan would increase faculty salaries, but result in the freezing of hiring professors to fill vacant jobs.

MU professors demand meeting with Deaton over salary plan

The teachers want to discuss a $7 million proposal to boost faculty salaries through administrative cuts and the elimination of vacant teaching jobs.

MU geographer keeps 'cosmic conversation' going

Larry Brown, in a lecture titled “Cosmic Reflections on the Cultural Landscape,” will discuss the impact of the cosmos on religion.

Project gives girls free prom gowns

The Cinderella Project was started a year ago by MU students in the Association of Textile and Apparel Management. This year, they teamed up with Alpha Delta Pi sorority, whose members collect dresses through a program called Becca’s Closet.

The two organizations together brought in more than 400 prom gowns.

MU medical school receives $1.1 million gift

Michael and Sharon Bukstein donated $1.1 million to the School of Medicine for the advancement of cancer research efforts. The gift also establishes the Michael J. and Sharon R. Bukstein Chair in Cancer Research.

Petition prompts special meeting with MU faculty to discuss MU's fiscal future

MU faculty will hold a special meeting next Thursday after 67 faculty members signed a petition calling to discuss the university’s fiscal future.

MU offers first-generation college students full scholarship

The first students to attend college from their family have the opportunity for a full scholarship from MU.

Blindfolded students find their way around campus

MU professor Ronn Phillips used an exercise from one of his old teachers to teach his students about environmental perception.

MU student newspaper awards first scholarship

The Maneater awarded its first student journalist scholarship Tuesday, $500 to staff member Justin C. Myers.

MU still a good value, president says

In a speech Tuesday addressing concerns about higher education's future, UM System President Gary Forsee announced that MU was ranked 47th in receiving funds from the state.

Buscando America celebrates Latin culture

Popular Brazilian and Latin dances will be demonstrated by the MU Luso-Brazilian Student Association and the Latin Dance Club at Buscando America.