Higher Education

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Funds to improve campus facilities related to science, technology, engineering and math topped the system's list for funding requests from the state. The curators also approved an operating appropriations request for $521.4 million. 

COLLEGETOWN: Your guide to navigating life at MU and in Columbia

Start the semester off right with the Missourian's annual guide for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Here's a list of what you'll find in the 2014 Collegetown edition.


De Graffenreid to fill new MU vice chancellor position

Ellen de Graffenreid's duties will be to manage a team responsible for marketing and communications and to oversee the development and implementation of MU's brand.

Downtown Community Improvement District director hired by MU Health Care

Carrie Gartner will start in August as the new director of communications and public relations for MU Health Care. Also, Teresa Snow, a news anchor and reporter for KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, will take over as corporate director of strategic communications and media relations of MU Health Care in September.

Price coming down for low-income students at UMKC

As at UMKC, net price for the lowest-income students also dropped on the university system's Rolla and St. Louis campuses. But at MU in Columbia, that price has crept up a few hundred dollars each of the last two years.

University Village demolition to begin Monday

MU accepted a $378,490 bid from Marschel Wrecking LLC to complete the project. The Fenton company had the lowest bid that included the services needed to properly tear down the apartments, an MU spokesman said.

UConn to pay $1.3 million in sex assault handling lawsuit

UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

UMSL brews up new beer chemistry class

In what could be among its better attended classes, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is adding a chemistry course on beer brewing.

Stephens College tries Snapchat to reach students

Last week, the school started an account and received 50 followers in its first day. The goal in these early days is to reach incoming freshmen.

Engineering students from Saudi Arabia participate in internship's first year

Twenty-two students from Saudi Arabia are interning with the MU College of Engineering as part of the first partnership program with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The program trains them in a series of hands-on labs and projects.

Patrice Delafontaine, new Medical School dean, 'delighted' to join MU

The chief of cardiology from Tulane University will start at MU on Dec. 1. He established the critical link between the human hormone system that regulates blood pressure and a protein that is essential for childhood growth.

MU Libraries awarded $400,000 to aid recovery from mold damage

The grant comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funding began July 1 and will continue for a year.

MU Summer Rep Theatre presents comedy, ingenuity

The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two full-stage plays directed by Cheryl Black and Jim Miller as well as two productions of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series.

MU sets single-year fundraising record

MU has raised $164.5 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing its fundraising goal of $150 million and beating the record by more than $4 million.

Saint Louis University welcomes new president

Fred Pestello, the school's first secular president, joins the university after six years at Le Moyne College in upstate New York.

MU Delta Upsilon house tear down begins

A new house for the fraternity is expected to be finished by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

MU divisions to help make up loss of state funding

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said Thursday that MU will reallocate about $3.9 million after state funding was withheld during the last fiscal year.

UPDATE: Feds investigating Missouri S&T, 11 others about sex assault responses

The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.

MU Multicultural Center takes on Stephanie Hernandez Rivera as coordinator

Her personal goal as the coordinator is to create an environment where students can ask questions and challenge preconceived notions

University Village closes, demolition to begin shortly

The MU-owned apartments were nearly empty Monday, though some remaining residents were cleaning their apartment so they could fully move out. The university has not yet decided on a long-term plan for the site.