Higher Education

MU Counseling Center will offer 24-hour support

A new phone service will give students counseling help when the main office is closed. It will be available at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Washington University boosts aid to low-income students

The highly-rated private school ranks at the bottom of the country's wealthiest schools when it comes to how few Pell recipients it enrolls.

FAA says OK to flying drone at MU research center

The 1,200-acre center is located 45 minutes southeast of Rolla, along the Meramec River. Researchers will use a Maveric model that weighs 2.6 pounds and has a 29.5-inch wingspan.

Steelman confirmed as UM System curator

Steelman is a Republican attorney from Rolla who served for six years in the Missouri House starting in 1979, including as the minority party leader. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general against Nixon in 1992.

MU rolls out voluntary buyout for academic administrators

MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said eligible employees received letters Thursday about the program. Applications are due March 2.


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

The proposal is based on a program in Tennessee that has drawn 58,000 applicants, almost 90 percent of the state's high school seniors.

Proposed MU rule change would allow tenured faculty to be dismissed in some circumstances

The proposed change would create a nine-step process for dismissing tenured faculty for serious offenses. It's part of the UM System's Title IX overhaul.

Washington University adjunct faculty vote to form union

Monday's vote was tallied by the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis and won't be made official for seven days.


Panelists discuss beefing up cattle industry at MU summit

Gov. Jay Nixon hosted the first Missouri Beef Summit on Monday at Reynolds Alumni Center, where experts discussed ways to keep the state's beef industry strong.

Alex Trebek foundation funds Stephens College screenwriting position

The position will focus on the psychology of film and television characters.

Columbia College executive vice president, dean to return to teaching

After 18 years as an administrator at the school, Terry Smith will return to his true passion — teaching.

FROM READERS: Columbia College alumni and friends gathered for holiday social

More than 175 alumni and friends of Columbia College gathered to visit with Santa Claus and donate to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Two MU law graduates appointed to UM System Board of Curators

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Maurice B. Graham and Phillip H. Snowden to the system's main governing body, replacing Don Downing and David Bradley.

MU law graduate appointed to Board of Curators

Mary Nelson was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to fill an open position on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

New administrator will live at Stephens College

Incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs Suzan Harkness will live on campus while her 13-year-old son Sebastian finishes school in Washington, D.C.

FROM READERS: MU awards honor dedication to disability awareness and advocacy

The Chancellor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities developed the Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards as a way to recognize others on campus who share Henson’s passion and dedication to disability awareness and advocacy.

Helicoptering? More parents head to college with their children

Parents are even buying homes near campus so the family can remain together. 

MU continues to have renovations backlog

MU's Lafferre Hall will undergo renovations, but it's not the only campus facility in need. A growing student body adds to the pressure of providing students with modern facilities.

Drury agreement may bring more diversity

As part of the agreement, Drury faculty will travel to Barstow's Shanghai and Ningbo campuses in China to offer instruction in subjects, such as creative writing, that are rarely taught in China.

Former Mayor Darwin Hindman receives MU's annual honorary degree at Honors Convocation

Hindman tells the 276 Honors College graduates who received degrees at the ceremony that they "must strive to continually learn and improve."