Higher Education

Up close in London, with a car bomb down the street

Today London felt smaller, despite the streets being more crowded and the underground system more congested. I walked alongside hundreds of people, our very different minds turning over the same set of facts.

Officials knew about security vulnerabilities before attack

Internal security audits show that University of Missouri System administrators and security staff were aware of security vulnerabilities affecting UM information systems prior to the database attack in early May.

UM to offer identity theft monitoring

The University of Missouri said Wednesday it will begin offering a credit monitoring service for faculty, staff, and students.

Young scholars gather

Three hundred and thirty of Missouri’s brightest students have convened at MU to participate in the 23rd Annual Missouri Scholars Academy. “It’s a teacher’s paradise,” said Lou Jobst, who has taught at the academy since 1985. “I know, it almost sounds too good to be true.”

UM official follows Floyd to new job

The University of Missouri System’s vice president for research and economic development will join former UM System President Elson Floyd at Washington State University.

Budget for finding UM president dwindles as search continues

Five months after beginning a presidential search, MU has spent more than half the money allocated for the process and has not named a new leader.

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