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Higher Education

Governor encourages giving back

Chants echoed through the Hearnes Center on Saturday afternoon as students graduating from MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources awaited their moment to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.

System workers’ database hacked

A hacker broke into a UM System database late last week, stealing information that included the names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees.

Database breach e-mails

Text of e-mails sent out by University of Missouri Department of Information Technology regarding campus database breach

UM curators begin interviews for ensuing system president

University of Missouri curators will spend the next three days in a St. Louis hotel and law office interviewing candidates for the system’s presidency.

Paint by numbers

Last September, MU students Alana Zhu and Meghan O’Hara were sitting in two separate lecture classes when a sign-up sheet for a “summer opportunity” was passed around on a clipboard.

Bookstore love pays off for MU students

MU sophomore Matt Avery entered this year’s “I Don’t Hate the Bookstore” film festival with mixed feelings about the University Bookstore.

Officials plan for disabled parking

Missouri basketball season ticket holders could be asked to park farther away from Mizzou Arena as a way to increase the number of spots available for people with disabilities.

Dancer moves to a new stage

Mary Rotella rose from her desk and ran down the hall. There wasn’t an emergency. No one was hurt. There was no fire — it was just a moment to be with her students.

House bill could restore funds to UM

A capital improvements appropriations bill that was removed from the MOHELA bill could be used to restore funding to two buildings in the UM System.

UM cost-cutting to help faculty

The UM System Board of Curators has asked the chancellors at each of the four UM campuses to identify ways to cut costs by 1 percent every year for at least the next five school years.

Representing survivors in a long trial

Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the rebuilding efforts by churches and disaster relief organizations continue in New Orleans.

For All We Call Mizzou calls for more small donations

MU alums and potential donors, take note: The school’s $1 billion For All We Call Mizzou campaign is trying to get in touch with you.

Students get smart about money

Recent college graduate Erica Brooks wasn’t exactly overcome with excitement when she decided to take a course in personal financial planning during her final semester at MU.

Technically teaching

Before Steve Chott’s electronics class at the Columbia Area Career Center, students sit at work stations and build circuits. After taking measurements and applying power to the circuits, Chott and his students discuss the math and physics involved. The experience is part of the career and technical approach to education.

E-mail: Future salary increases

Good news and bad news about UM system salaries comes from Chair of 1% Academic Planning Committee Rex Campbell.

Dean takes year off to plan institute

Dean Mills, dean of the MU School of Journalism, will take a year off to concentrate on planning for the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Discretion focus of UM search meeting

The first meeting of the 19-member committee charged with selecting a successor for University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd was dominated by a discussion of how best to fill the position while abiding by the state’s open-government law.

Details of condom proposal shifting

A proposal to distribute condoms and other sexual health products in MU residence halls is nearing completion, but concerns over the cost, safety and feasibility have led to considerable changes in the plan.

Residence halls suffer second fire in a week

The second fire in less than a week broke out in the Hudson and Gillett residence halls Sunday night, forcing more than 900 students to evacuate the buildings.

Thai students unite in MU adaptation, celebrating culture

Mai Charoentham, a Ph.D. candidate from Thailand, has been at MU for almost a year. When he first arrived, he was overwhelmed by the strangeness of a foreign country. He knew no one, hated the food and found it difficult to communicate.

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