Higher Education

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.

Curators to interview potential presidents

The Board of Curators is scheduled to interview UM System presidential candidates Thursday in St. Louis.

MU running back Tony Temple bruises knee

MU running back Tony Temple bruised his right knee at Tuesday's practice. He is listed as day-to-day and will miss Wednesday's practice.

MU sees growth in science, technology

Every year there are more and more American students receiving post-secondary education. Between 1995 and fall 2004, there was a 20 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in U.S. colleges, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Med students don their coats

The class of 2011 held its White Coat Ceremony on Sunday. After days of orientation, first-year medical students received a white coat as a symbol of being welcomed into the profession of medicine.

Fraternity eliminates pledging

It has been three years since it was punished for hazing, and MU’s Sigma Phi Epsilon has made a number of changes since.

Students show off research skills

MU held its Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum at the Life Sciences Center on Thursday afternoon. A major component of the forum was a poster show, in which students who have been conducting undergraduate research were able to present and discuss their findings.

‘For All We Call Mizzou’ campaign close to goal

MU began the “For All We Call Mizzou” campaign in 2001 with the goal of raising $1 billion by December 2008. In seven years the campaign has raised more than $800 million and established 76 endowed positions at MU. A graphic that shows the progress so far.

Bill would cut MU research

Researchers at MU are concerned that a provision in a spending bill being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives today will squeeze the university’s budget and make it harder to do defense-related research in the future.