Higher Education

Hulshof still on MU curators list

ST. LOUIS — U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof on Wednesday confirmed what he called “a poorly guarded secret” — he is a finalist to become the next University of Missouri System president.

Theater students get test of versatility

Every summer, Stephens College’s theater department organizes a six-week program for students, mostly women, to perform once a week, each piece hitting the stage only once.

Most tenants clear out of University Terrace

Seven weeks before the deadline to leave University Terrace Apartments so the complex can be demolished, all but 10 students and their families have moved out or worked out other housing arrangements.

Fond farewells

Missourian photographers covered several graduations for University of Missouri students Saturday, capturing the joy of the day.

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.