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MU students express frustration with slow progress toward inclusiveness

MU students voiced concerns about feeling unsafe, unaccepted and unheard at the race relations forum held by Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Tuesday night. 

ANALYSIS: Oklahoma incident spotlights race problems at fraternities

The video of SAE students at the University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs is not an isolated incident, but rather highlights a problem festering in some Greek organizations across the country.

Missouri bills could keep immigrant students from college

The bills, which would prevent children brought illegally into the U.S. from receiving federal or state aid, would target the 6,000 to 7,000 immigrant K-12 students in Missouri.

Women learn to love their bodies at empowerment photo shoot

Women had their pictures taken Thursday night at the MU Women's Center, entering in everyday clothes and changing into more revealing outfits in the name of self-confidence and female empowerment.

UPDATE: Amid controversy, MU to show American Sniper

The decision came after MSA met with veterans, members of the Muslim community and other students on Monday to discuss objections to the film. The film will be screened April 17 and 18 at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union.

College of Arts and Science announces $1 million gift to fund education excellence

The donation will create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence, which might support faculty salaries, teaching materials, and research and travel expenses.

MU4MikeBrown group marches in support of minorities

More than 50 MU students joined in the march Thursday night, which went from Cornell Hall to Greektown and ended in front of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's residence on Francis Quadrangle.

Former national intelligence director Mike McConnell fears for U.S. cybersecurity

Retired Navy Adm. Mike McConnell spoke Thursday of the threats facing the United States in the field of information warfare. McConnell encouraged more legislation and a greater emphasis on training students to work in cybersecurity fields.

Statewide tour highlights danger of coal ash

MU is the first of several stops throughout Missouri of four short documentaries, the "Coal Ash Stories." The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Strickland Hall.

Disgraced Oklahoma fraternity was born in Dixie

The Oklahoma fraternity that had its charter suspended and two members expelled from the university after a video surfaced that showed its members chanting racial slurs has roots in the antebellum south.

Students at OU hope racist fraternity video sparks change

On Wednesday, a town hall-style forum on diversity sponsored by the black student group Unheard was planned on campus, and a student spokeswoman for the group said the incident appears to be serving as a catalyst for change.

Missouri House OKs ban on scholarships for some immigrants

The measure also would expand the A+ Scholarship to students studying divinity and theology and would require colleges charge some immigrant students an international tuition rate.

New chancellor announced for St. Louis Community College

Jeff Pittman serves as statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Pittman will begin in July as chancellor at the St. Louis college.

New athletics director Rhoades says he's found 'the best' program at MU

Rhoades said he can't compare the Missouri job to the previous athletics director positions he held at Houston and Akron.

Mack Rhoades introduced as new MU athletics director

Follow live video and a live blog as Mack Rhoades makes a public appearance at the MU Student Center.

Conversation ramps up about race relations at MU, elsewhere

With the release of a video showing racism in a University of Oklahoma fraternity, MU continues its discussions about racial tensions.

New 3D printers to become available to MU students, faculty

Print Anything will allow students and faculty with no 3D printing experience to choose from a catalog of designs, as well as submit their own designs. Student employees will take the orders and complete the projects.

Missouri bill to ban aid for immigrant students advances

The legislation would hinder immigrants in the state without lawful status from receiving in-state tuition or state aid for higher education.

Jean-Michel Cousteau shares his deep-water adventures at Columbia College

Cousteau's lecture was part of the Althea W. and John A. Schiffman Ethics in Society lecture series. The annual event also hosted speakers such as David McCullough and Soledad O'Brien.

Renowned faculty member donates $1 million to theater department

The Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research is being created through a $1 million donation from MU theater professor Suzanne Burgoyne to the MU Department of Theatre.

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