Seeing students succeed gives Randy Hanna, a finalist for the job of Columbia College president, the greatest satisfaction. He says he likes the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Columbia.
Scott Dalrymple, a finalist for the job of Columbia College president, says his background as a traditional faculty member and as dean of a large online operation would serve Columbia well.
Between July 2005 and August 2007, the Bakers received $102,088 in student loans, although the money was used for "unapproved and undisclosed uses."
Chris Koukola will retire Jan. 31, having served as MU's assistant to the chancellor for university affairs since 1986. "It's always interesting," she says about her job.
MU's School of Medicineis expanding the Bryant Scholars Pre-Admissions Program, designed to attract rural students by offering pre-admission to the school with the hope they'll go home to practice in rural areas.
Missourians should feel assured about the future of higher education, Columbia Rep. Caleb Rowden says. But the biggest obstacle to greater funding allocation is health care costs and Medicaid expansion.
The Columbia College selection committee has named two finalists for the position of president, Scott Dalrymple and Randall Hanna. The college's board will meet Jan. 17 to discuss the final selection.
Kate Gallagher, a senior finance major at MU, co-founded an on-campus consignment store while balancing school and a position on the MU women's golf team.
The three-building center will include a teaching winery, a research building and a wine and food education facility.
Hank Foley, University of Missouri System executive vice president for academic affairs, talks about funding education, the role of technology in learning and MU's rankings in the Association of American Universities.
Kerri McBee-Black said her goal is to educate students about the need for fashionable adaptive clothing — clothes designed for people with disabilities.
Jarrett Mosby, an MU business major, was found shot to death Monday afternoon near St. Louis. Mosby is remembered by friends at MU for his welcoming smile and helpful attitude. The university has not planned a memorial at this time.
Jarrett D. Mosby, 21, of Collinsville, Ill., was found with multiple bullet wounds in a car Monday afternoon. He was a senior studying business at MU.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is overseeing the search for Barbara Garrison's successor.
Tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose 27 percent in the past five years, while those at four-year private schools went up 14 percent, according to the College Board. About 320 colleges and universities offered tuition guarantees during the 2012-13 school year.
In giving university leaders the authority to discipline or terminate even tenured professors for vague, subjective offenses, the regents have set up a chilling environment that runs contrary to the ideal of academic freedom.
MU received $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will go toward research on patient-centered care.
Whether it's "Grumpy Cat" or something funny about your workplace, Internet memes are a way students cultivate online identities.
Under the initiative, which will be a part of Jay Nixon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal, MU would receive $6.4 million to train new mental health professionals. Nixon said Moberly Area Community College's Columbia branch would also receive $167,000.
Francesca Tocco launched the TIGER program in May to help clients of the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital deal with pet loss.