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.

University of Missouri adds Executive Order on Student Lending Practices

A news release from the University of Missouri about the addition of a executive order on student lending practices.

MU business school renamed in honor of donor

A large donation sparks decision for school to be renamed. The new name is expected to enhance the school's reputation.

Goodbye, GCB — hello, Strickland Hall

MU’s General Classroom Building was renamed to honor Professor Emeritus Arvarh E. Strickland, the university’s first African-American professor.

Government distributes $39.4 million to state universities

Gov. Matt Blunt’s higher education initiative calls for MOHELA to pay the state $350 million over several years. The money will fund various college construction projects.

MU residential life welcomes its first visually impaired staff member

Jim Pelfrey and his Seeing Eye dog, Opal, have just moved into MU’s Hudson Hall, where Pelfrey will serve as residential life’s first visually impaired staff member.

Author of “Jewel” visits MU

Bret Lott’s book “Jewel” was selected by Oprah’s Book Club and the Lott will visit MU and conduct two lectures.

TA arrested on suspicion of theft and outstanding warrant

A teaching assistant at MU is suspected of stealing 14 laptops from her department.

Nondrinkers break college stereotypes

A small percentage of MU students do not drink. These unique students describe their motivations.

The case of the missing peace pipe

An old MU-Oklahoma football tradition involved the smoking of a peace pipe at halftime. Now, the pipe is missing and the tradition has been abandoned.

MU administrators plan to meet with faculty about salaries

Meetings between faculty and administrators are expected to focus on salaries and a strained budget.

UM Curators Resolution of Oct. 5, 2007

Full text of the resolution adopted by the University of Missouri Board of Curators on Oct. 5, 2007, reaffirming “its unwavering commitment to the principles of academic freedom and intellectual inquiry.”