Higher Education

UM Curators Resolution of Oct. 5, 2007

Full text of the resolution adopted by the University of Missouri Board of Curators on Oct. 5, 2007, reaffirming “its unwavering commitment to the principles of academic freedom and intellectual inquiry.”

Attorney appointed as new UM general counsel

Stephen J. Owens will replace Marvin E. "Bunky" Wright, who will retire in December.

UM System plans Web site to report intellectual diversity complaints

University leaders say they need to address intellectual diversity or allow the state legislature to do it for them.

Funding strategy plan for Missouri public universities presented to curators

A study group is trying to create a funding strategy for all of Missouri’s public four-year universities.

New policy brings new UM background check method

A firm hired by the UM System to complete background checks on new MU hires will use a name-based search method, rather than a fingerprint search, under a policy revision that took effect Monday.

UM System has not signed Nixon's voluntary code of conduct

The agreement was drafted to prevent universities from taking kickbacks from student lenders.

One Read author signs books

Sara Gruen, author of the book "Water for Elephants," signed autographs Tuesday afternoon at the Columbia Public Library through the communitywide One Read program.

Revised UM policy will require criminal background checks of new hires

A policy revision, effective Oct. 1, means that applicants to full-time and part-time faculty and staff positions at MU will be required to submit to a criminal background check before being hired.

UM System Board of Curators meets for general counsel search

Members of the Board of Curators are meeting today to discuss the search for a new general counsel.

New sculpture unveiled at Life Sciences Center

The university’s newest piece of art was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony at the Life Sciences Center. The sculpture was funded by Al McQuinn, a 1954 MU graduate.

UM System adopts new emergency notification system

The partnership with National Notification Network, a California company, implements a more elaborate campus alert system ­— the same that was recently adopted by Virginia Tech.

YouTube gains popularity as teaching tool in college classrooms

Professors at colleges in Columbia are trying to figure out how to effectively use YouTube, the popular video-sharing Web site, in their classes to reach students on a familiar playing ground.

Fire department to address concerns over MU's Greek sprinkler systems

Fraternities and sororities are concerned about sprinkler installation standards set by the city.

UMSL chancellor objects to MU name change

The University of Missouri-St. Louis chancellor, under pressure from students, faculty and other UM System campuses, said he now objects to MU dropping “Columbia” from its official name because it will undermine the legitimacy of other campuses in the system.

Global poverty activist coming to Columbia

After traveling to Kenya and seeing the rampant poverty and disease, Syed decided he wanted to bring that knowledge to Christians in Amreica who have the capacity to help. Thus, the 10/10 Project was born.

MU device could help treat cancer, HIV

MU engineering researchers have developed a non-invasive, advanced drug delivery system using nanotechnology that might improve the treatment of serious illnesses such as cancer and HIV.

Additional high school site to be considered

Tom Bass of Columbia is offering 69.5 acres of his family’s land for $3.5 million.

MU students angered by The Booze News

The Booze News, a new publication distributed in Columbia, has been accused by MU students and the MU Student Wellness Center of containing highly offensive content

International students at a loss for tutoring

Federal guidelines prohibit students without U.S. citizenship or permanent residency from participating in MU’s individual tutoring program.

Unconventional wisdom

College professors are trying new things to increase the classroom reading habits of their students.