Higher Education

Black Excellence Awards honor 10 MU students

The awards ceremony was held at Middlebush Auditorium on Wednesday night as part of Black Love Week 2015.


MU Libraries proposes fee for expanded hours, upgrades, collections

The fee would start at $5 per credit hour and would increase $2 a year per credit until the 2021 school year. Students will have the chance to vote on the fee in the Missouri Students Association election in November.


$14 million residence complex almost done at Missouri school

Missouri Southern State University will also complete its new field house, with coaches' offices for baseball, softball and football, by the end of July.

Missouri AD Mike Alden (and his Chevy) had a memorable run

Mike Alden's recently embattled Missouri tenure will take a turn as he moves from his position as the athletics director to a job in the College of Education on April 27.


Police investigate anti-Semitic messages found in MU residence hall

On two consecutive days, anti-Semitic messages were drawn in a stairwell of Mark Twain Residence Hall, including a swastika and threatening messages.

$38.5 million renovation begins on Lafferre Hall

A $38.5 million renovation, set to finish in December 2016, began Monday on sections of Lafferre Hall built in 1935 and 1944. 

Aspiring Missouri teachers caught in exit exam transition

In September, Missouri changed the exam it requires applicants to pass before earning a teaching certification. Some university officials and students say the 15 months to prepare, take and pass the Praxis II exam before it was discontinued wasn't enough time to prepare properly.

Sinquefields donate $10 million to MU's College of Arts and Science

Plans to refurbish the Fine Arts Building and construct a new School of Music building are underway after MU received a $10 million donation from Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield on Friday.

Lindenwood University names new president

Michael D. Shonrock is currently president of Emporia State University in Kansas and will replace James D. Evans, who's retiring this summer.

MU fraternity members are teaching each other about sexual assault prevention

A group of men being trained this semester at MU will fan out among their fraternities and try to raise awareness about what sexual assault is and the role men can play in preventing it.

UM System to spend $2.2 million on Title IX efforts

The University of Missouri System will spend the money on efforts such as outreach, hiring additional counselors, trauma therapy training and access to a confidential reporting hotline at its four universities in fiscal year 2016.

FROM READERS: What if MU hosted a social entrepreneurship conference?

MU graduate student Smita Aggarwal shares her experience with the "What If...?" conference, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Cornell Hall.

PHOTO: Demolition of Jones Hall at MU underway

The demolition of the residence hall in the southwest part of campus is part of the $71 million Dobbs Replacement Project. It includes the construction of two residence halls and a dining facility.

'The Hunting Ground' documentary could spark discussion about rape on campus

The film, directed by Kirby Dick whose film "The Invisible War" brought attention to sexual assault in the military, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. 

Man with connection to fatal hit-and-run of MU student turns himself in

Jonathan Redmond was charged with failure to stop and render aid.

MU faculty share concerns about Title IX requirements

MU faculty members asked two Title IX experts about their role in mandatory reporting and why representation for complainants and respondents was restricted during a hearing. 

'Unanimously loved': MU student remembered at candlelight vigil

Beta Theta Pi fraternity held a candlelight vigil to remember MU student Paul Miltenberger, 20. He died early Sunday in a hit-and-run accident in Dallas.

MU associate professor first this year to win UM System award

Gavin King, an MU associate professor of physics and biochemistry, was presented with the President's Award for Early Career Excellence Monday.

MU faculty can ask questions about new Title IX policy at two forums

Legal consultants Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez will be at MU Tuesday to address faculty questions and concerns about the university's new Title IX provisions. 

MU student killed in Dallas hit-and-run

Paul Miltenberger was visiting his family in Southlake, Texas, for Easter. He was a member of the MU chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.