Higher Education

UM retirees to get increase in pensions

The University of Missouri System is increasing the pension fund by 2 percent. but even so, retirees say it is not enough to maintain pace with inflation.

Water is back running at MU after outage on Friday

UM system moves departments to end space constraints

Two UM faculty service departments are moving off the MU campus to create more room to help employees.

Journalism students to volunteer<br> at Beijing Olympics</br>

The Missouri School of Journalism will take steps today to formalize its agreement to send about 50 students to Beijing to work as interns/volunteers at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

MU says emergency plan in line with state recommendations

Gov. Matt Blunt released recommendations Tuesday from his Missouri Campus Security Task Force, which will be used to improve campus security across Missouri.

Search for next UM president is sharpened

University of Missouri System curators now plan to interview presidential finalists at least twice before making a job offer — a precaution seemingly designed to avoid being spurned by candidates who get cold feet.

Task force releases campus security recommendations

Created in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, the group recommends that all students receive emergency training.

MU's first day enrollment increases slightly

MU's 2007 enrollment increase is the smallest in years despite record number of freshmen and an increased retention rate.

School year introduces new country to students

Many new international students have to make adjustments after they land in Columbia. And their numbers are growing.

Graduate application numbers rise at MU

Zack Odem, a first-year graduate student at MU, has hopes of becoming an executive at a major company.

Do you know your rights?

As new residents and returning students move into their rented duplexes, homes and apartments, dealing with landlords and the legal issues can cause major headaches. They become even worse when citizens are unaware of their rights as tenants.

MU opens health research facility

The MU Research Reactor Center celebrated the addition of a new cyclotron facility Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

MU dormitories McDavid, Hatch reopen following major renovations

On Thursday, MU opened the doors of the newly renovated Hatch and McDavid residence halls. University staff, students and parents toured the revamped halls and dorm rooms and glimpsed a vision for dorm living for coming generations of students.

Anti-affirmative action group enlists help of Missouri curator

As a University of Missouri curator, David Wasinger has sworn to uphold affirmative action laws in hiring and admissions at the system’s four campuses.

As a private attorney, Wasinger and a colleague are aiding the effort to persuade voters in 2008 to dismantle racial and gender preferences in public employment, contracting and education.

College president offers advice to city airport board

The president of Stephens College stressed the impact a vibrant airport in Columbia would have on the city and its colleges and universities on Wednesday.

‘Joy of Discovery’

Last Thursday morning, the atrium floor of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center was covered with bright, thin spirals and rings of rolled, brushed aluminum.

The Shack comes back

A restoration of The Shack is included in the plans for the expansion of Brady Commons. But these students might not even realize The Shack dates back to before many of their grandparents were even born.

Audit says nonresidents get a bargain in Mo.

According to an audit released Wednesday, Missouri’s four-year public universities are a bargain for some out-of-state students when compared with nearby states.

Pettis County contracts with MU for autopsy services

MU’s School of Medicine is extending a helping hand to Pettis County by providing medical examiner services. Pettis County will pay MU $15,000 through Dec. 31, 2008 for the services.

MU minority program opened to all

An MU summer workshop for minority students was opened to all students after a lawsuit accused the Dow Jones-sponsored program of racial discrimination.