Higher Education

Web site lets students thank MU professors

A new Web site called Thankaprof gives students an opportunity to heap praise on their favorite teachers and write positive comments, which are sent to their professors. The site has gotten more than 100 responses so far, according to Andrew White, MU’s director of educational technology, who oversees the site at

Curators to try again to find UM president

The search goes on. The UM System Board of Curators’ first choice for system president turned down the offer in favor of a position in the private sector, board chairman Don Walsworth announced Friday.

UM's first choice for system president turns down offer

The UM System Board of Curators’ first choice for system president turned down the offer in favor of a position in the private sector, Board chairman Don Walsworth announced Friday.

UM candidate rejects offer

Two sources have told The Kansas City Star that Terry Sutter, a New Jersey plastics company executive, has turned down an offer to become the president of the University of Missouri System.

UM views plans to raise pay

It would cost the University of Missouri System $21 million over three years to bring faculty salaries in line with those at peer institutions.

Curators to name new president Friday

University of Missouri curators plan to name a new president at the conclusion of their regular meeting Friday in Columbia, but it was unclear whether they plan to immediately disclose that choice. “We should know something tomorrow,” interim president Gordon Lamb told The Associated Press Thursday at the start of the curators’ two-day meeting at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Board leaders move forward in search for UM president

The UM System Board of Curators met Friday by conference call to discuss the recommendations of the UM Presidential Search Advisory Committee on who should become the next system president.

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.