Higher Education

'Speaking of Culture' series shines light on Hugh Hefner for Valentine's Day

MU history professor Steven Watts sifted through a number of Playboy documents, including Hugh Hefner's 1,800 volume autobiographical scrapbook, to research his book.

UM curators adopt new sexual harassment rules, approve tuition increases

The UM System Board of Curators adopted new rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment or discrimination cases against UM faculty and staff members. The curators also approved tuition increases for both in-state and out-of-state students at their meeting Thursday.

MU destroys 188,000 items damaged by mold

The libraries director, Jim Cogswell, acknowledged that he should have communicated better with the committee but says the destroyed materials were duplicates or documents that will be replaced.

Free speech and its limitations discussed at Charlie Hebdo symposium

MU School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals gathered to discuss freedom of the press in light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last month.

Joel A. Hartman helped students, doctors at MU understand Amish, Mennonite communities

Joel A. Hartman, an associate professor emeritus of rural sociology at MU for 39 years, helped doctors and public health workers understand and work with mid-Missouri Amish and Mennonite communities. He died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was 85.

Cartoonist Khalil Bendib talks about Hebdo shootings, Muslims in France

Khalil Bendib, a freelance political cartoonist from Berkeley, California, sat down with the Missourian to talk about the Charlie Hebdo massacre and situation for Muslims in France.

Director of Ethical Journalism Network talks Charlie Hebdo, ethics

Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network, participated in the MU School of Journalism's "Nous Sommes Tous Charlie" forum on Tuesday. Before the forum, he gave his thoughts on the incident as well as his own experiences with ethical dilemmas.

FROM READERS: MU project seeks volunteers to promote respect for minority groups

Chuka Nestor Emezue asks for help dismantling racism and encouraging diversity at MU.

UPDATE: Four named finalists for dean of Missouri School of Journalism

One internal and three outside candidates are in the running to succeed Dean Mills as dean of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students

"This will be a resource center for STEM for the region," said Laura Loyacono, director of the KC STEM Alliance.


Free speech at forefront of Hebdo symposium

MU journalism faculty and industry professionals will bring their expertise to Fisher Auditorium Tuesday and attempt to provide an explanation to the shootings in Paris and share their views on the state of free speech.

Mike Alden explains departure

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the search for a new athletics director will not be "lengthy."

Aim of public hearing is improving higher education in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Higher Education estimates that sixty percent of jobs within the state “will require some form of post-secondary education” by 2018.


TELL US: What questions should we ask about Chancellor Loftin's first year?

We're checking in with MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin after his first year in office. Help us decide what we should ask him.

Mizzou Alternative Breaks continues rapid growth

Nearly 800 MU students will be spending spring break serving others this year, up from 650 students last spring.


Nixon proposes modest increase in higher education funding

In the request, $13 million would be generated in part through expanded Medicaid funding, which has been widely criticized by Republicans.

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX training, race relations committee

The council, which met for the first time this year on Thursday night, hear complaints about online access to mandated reporter training.

South Providence Medical Park helps meet Columbia's growing health care needs

The new facility staffs about 250 and allows room for expansion.


MU breaks spring enrollment record

A record-breaking 32,588 students have enrolled at MU for the spring semester.

Stephens College honors Martin Luther King Jr., diversity with weeklong events

Spearheaded by students, Stephens College Diversity Week featured a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday night at Kimball Ballroom. This is the college's first Diversity Week.