MU faculty members received a letter Friday afternoon outlining a voluntary separation program for those 62 and older, tenured and eligible for retirement by Aug. 31, 2015.
The $10 million, along with matching funds from private donors, will create the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Faculty Excellence Fund.
The MU community gathered Friday night on Francis Quadrangle for a celebration of the university's 175th anniversary and a light show. The 1892 fire that destroyed Academic Hall was recreated through a light show projected onto the MU Columns.
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration began Thursday afternoon with a procession across campus of nearly 300 MU faculty members. "Excellence is not perfection," he said at the Missouri Theatre. "It's giving it everything you've got. I see that here every single day."
The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.
The MU Division of Information Technology said it is working to resolve the issue.
At Westminster College, Geldof tackled the theme of the annual Hancock Symposium, "So, You Say You Want a Revolution? The Arts and Culture in Action" saying that when art and politics collide, they form the basis for social change.
The Missouri Students Association emailed a video titled "Enough is Enough" to MU students Tuesday morning along with a letter that encouraged students to attend Safe Mizzou 2014's Personal Safety Fair. The video features students and administrators speaking out against sexual violence and assault in the MU community.
A concert by mbira artists Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St. MU English professor and mbira player Anand Prahlad, who organized the event, hopes the concert will bring awareness to the African instrument and the culture surrounding it.
From the dusty attic to the showroom floor: Thomas Jefferson's restored grave marker has finally found a home
Thomas Jefferson's well-traveled, historic epitaph will be showcased in Jesse Hall after renovations are complete.
Through "The Hidden Treasures of Rome" project, previously unstudied artifacts that have been stored in Rome will be researched by MU students and scholars until Dec. 31, 2017.
Jane Goodall reflects on her life studying chimpanzees, her current role in conservation and activism, and why it all matters.
Columbia College's president has issued a Madden NFL challenge to students at the school in which the winner has a chance at free textbooks for a year.
The UM System hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to advise UM System President Tim Wolfe's sexual assault and mental health services task force.
A National Science Foundation grant will fund the Science ARTreach program between MU and Lee Elementary.
Jon Meacham has written six books about American history, including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."
Community members expressed excitement in anticipation of seeing the famed primatologist and activist speak.
The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.
The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Hudson Hall around 1:51 a.m. Sunday. Assistant Fire Marshal Brian Davison is investigating the incident.
Several events next week will celebrate MU's 175th anniversary. They start Monday and will conclude on Friday. Events will include an inauguration for Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.