The council voted 4 to 3 to deny rezoning for an 899-bed student housing complex that would have been built by Park 7 Group. The area proposed for rezoning was located near the intersection of Stadium and Maguire boulevards.
The Black Studies Department is working with several organizations from MU and the larger Columbia community to sponsor film screenings, concerts and panel discussions.
Compared with the online presence of other SEC presidents and chancellors, Loftin's stands out. The new chancellor responds to nearly all tweets directed at him, interacting personally with students by favoriting and replying to their online posts.
More than half a million books and journals stored in a Columbia underground warehouse fell victim to high humidity. The resulting mold damage is not covered by insurance, nor is the storage company financially liable for it, according to a contract between the company and the University of Missouri System.
Gary Ward, MU interim vice chancellor of administrative services, made the case that renovations to Lafferre Hall, home of the College of Engineering, would create a more suitable environment for labs, classrooms and study facilities.
The program places full-time advisers in high schools to help students navigate the process of going to college and see that it's an attainable goal.
The UM System Board of Curators held a development session to talk about new ways of reaching out to donors and alumni to come up with additional revenue.
Residence hall staff said the snake is likely still in its owner's room.
The UM Board of Curators voted to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for the 2014-15 school year. To make up for inflation, the board will be increasing tuition and fees in other areas.
The curators agreed with UM System President Tim Wolfe's recommendation to hire an outside counsel in the case. Earlier in the day, Wolfe also discussed MU responses to the alleged sexual assault of former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey.
Should MU have responded sooner to the allegation that a student had been sexually assaulted? One Title IX expert says yes. Another says no because MU could not have reasonably been expected to know about the allegation.
UM System President Tim Wolfe talked with reporters about how the UM System plans to move forward to address mental health issues and sexual assaults on the four campuses.
Harper was invited by the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative at MU to speak in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday at the Missouri Theatre.
The House Appropriations Education Committee heard testimony from state university representatives about shared issues: finding funds for maintaining and repairing buildings and infrastructure and working on keeping accreditation for various programs.
The MU News Bureau issued a statement attempting to answer frequently asked questions about the Sasha Menu Courey case.
Up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness is designed to keep top students at in-state universities and working in Missouri after graduation.
A vote on an in-state undergraduate tuition freeze is on the agenda for the UM System Board of Curators' Wednesday meeting. The board will also consider increasing student fees for the 2014-15 school year.
Eleven of MU's residence halls are now locked 24 hours a day in accordance with new safety policies.
The university system's curators had been moving ahead on a plan that would have called for a 1.5 percent tuition increase.
The volumes must be treated or destroyed to ensure that contamination does not spread to other collections. In October, MU Libraries staff discovered mold growth on about 600,000 volumes in an off-campus storage facility.