Higher Education

Faculty Council discusses Title IX policies, provost search

Thursday's MU Faculty Council meeting saw discussion on Title IX training, religious holiday policies and a new provost candidate.

Churchill's granddaughter to speak on 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Fulton got a work of art: one of the largest contiguous chunks of the wall. To mark the 25th anniversary of the wall's destruction, artist Edwina Sandys will speak Sunday about her sculpture made from the wall.

Lindenwood University says police intimidated students

The student journalists wanted to interview St. Louis police chief about thefts of band equipment from vans outside St. Louis concert venues and were surrounded, searched and questioned.

'Missouri Men Say No More' calls for end of sexual violence

A statewide campaign launched Wednesday by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is aiming to engage men to help end domestic and sexual violence in Missouri.


Provost candidate Brickhouse promotes 'shared vision' for MU

Provost candidate Nancy Brickhouse addressed MU's Association of American Universities standing, student initiatives and Title IX issues at her open forum Wednesday morning. Brickhouse is the third candidate to interview at MU.

MU professor Michael Budds brings the gift of music to his students

Michael Budds is the first musicologist to be inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame. His enthusiasm and experience as musician, teacher and friend have brought him to where he is today.

Loan for rare MU-Italy art project covers shipping, insurance costs

Enel Green Power, a renewable energy firm headquartered in Rome, is funding the loan of unstudied Italian antiquities from the B.C. era to MU for research. The project costs the group about $130,000.

Study: BPA absorption accelerated by skin care products

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.


Stephens College professor opens Columbia's first sewing cafe

Tina Marks, an assistant professor in the School of Fashion and Design at Stephens College, opened Columbia's first sewing cafe, Straight Grain Studio, in September.

Branson comedian will visit an MU class for sitcom research

In the proposed sitcom, Branson comedian Yakov Smirnoff would play a professor teaching about intimate relationships at a Midwestern college while dealing with similar issues in his personal life.

Third MU provost candidate to address students, faculty, staff

Candidate Nancy Brickhouse, deputy provost for the University of Delaware, will speak Wednesday morning in the Mark Twain Ballroom in Memorial Union North. 

MU forms search committee for Title IX administrator

An eight-person committee will recruit candidates and plans to interview them in December, according to an email from MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

A manual guides students through a series of situations and options that require them to determine the best choices for their own and their classmates' survival.

Purple handprints symbolize MU's pledge against sexual violence

The Missouri Students Association hosted the "These Hands Are Not For Hurting" event as part of a campaign against sexual violence.  

Provost candidate Wiencek addresses MU's AAU rating, focus on Title IX

John Wiencek, now the interim provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the second MU provost candidate to be introduced to the MU community. During a public forum Wednesday, he gave an introduction about how his academic experiences relate to the open provost position. 

The Guardian's James Ball warns of waning anonymity

New technology is making it more and more difficult to keep sources confidential, says the special projects editor of the Guardian US.

NPR's Audie Cornish preaches the power of interviews

Audie Cornish, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered," has developed a process of interviewing subjects fit for the radio. Her ability to provide context and go off script has given this process power.

Need to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

New data-driven websites aim to help college-bound students make a decision.

Central Methodist receives $3.6 million gift

School officials announced the $3.6 million gift from Jay and Kelly Jacobs of Laguna Niguel, California, during homecoming events on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students clean up from Homecoming festivities

Student organizations that decorated the windows of businesses downtown spent the day removing paint and cleaning windows.