Higher Education

College Goal Sunday to help would-be college students with financial aid

College Goal Sunday is designed to help college-bound students and their parents learn how to fill out financial aid forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA).

Going green by going brown

The MU Power Plant has whittled its way to wood chips in a quest to find a renewable, biomass fuel to mix with coal.

Bill would bar sex offenders from university housing

Under the proposed measure, a public university would be required to perform a check of the state's sex offender registry for each housing applicant.

Proposed tuition increase focus point of UM Curators meeting

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators will examine a proposal at its meeting Thursday to increase tuition by the maximum allowable rate in relation to guidelines proposed by last May's MOHELA bill.

MOHELA forgives $1.5 million in student loans

More than 500 Missouri public school teachers will receive awards of up to $3,200 each in loan forgiveness.

UM System sets up scholarship fund after lawsuit

Missouri residents who were between the ages of 16 and 21 between 1995 and 2001 when they attended a University of Missouri school may be eligible for a $530 scholarship.

Start of semester brings increase in people downtown

Local businesses and residents are noticing the increase of customers and traffic.

Hitting the books again

It was the first day of classes at Stephens College and many of the students bought their books today.

MU estimates show more students on horizon

Enhanced recruiting strategies, more high school graduates, and the success of MU's football team are credited with a rise in applicants.

Building commission urges repeal of Greek house sprinkler rule

A year after the City Council approved an amendment requiring fraternities and sororities to install sprinkler systems by the end of 2012, the city’s building commission is pushing for a repeal.

News analysis: Secrecy in Missouri presidential search easier said than done

Gary Forsee's hiring was already old news when the announcement was finally made.

The Facebook way of life

The social networking site has become a big part of how college students keep in touch, waste time and have fun. But more important, perhaps, it has also developed into a powerful platform for them to broadcast — or shape — their personas.

New UM president hopes for smooth transition into academia

Forsee’s corporate skills and background led the Board of Curators to name him as the UM System’s 22nd president on Thursday.

From Floyd to Forsee

A timeline covers the events that began with Elson Floyd's surprise resignation and ended Thursday with the hiring of Gary Forsee as the UM System's 22nd President.

Forsee officially named next UM System president

The new president said he has a lot to learn about running a system of large, public universities, but he is confident his skills in the corporate world will help him succeed.

Forsee hiring is 'world's worst-kept secret'

Former Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee is the four-campus system’s new president.

In an unanimous vote, university curators on Thursday picked Forsee, 57, to become the university system’s 22nd president.

UM System announces hiring of Gary Forsee as 22nd president of UM System

UM set to name new president

News reports say that former CEO Forsee will become the 22nd president of the UM system Thursday afternoon.

Schedule of MU graduations

MU’s Winter Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday through Sunday at various locations around campus.

Salaries up at MU for full-time professors, analysis shows

The average salary increase for 1,332 full-time professors at MU this year was 4.61 percent, a Missourian analysis of salary data shows.