Higher Education

PHOTOS: MU celebrates National Bow Tie Day

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin celebrated the National Bow Tie Day at the MU Student Center.

Silence prevailed at MU's Hands Up, Don't Shoot march

The Hands Up, Don't Shoot march was held to remember Michael Brown, but protestors hope it will do more than that. 

National Council on Teacher Quality to continue syllabus lawsuit against UM System

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court ruling that UM course syllabuses are exempt from state Sunshine Law disclosure rules. The National Council on Teacher Quality president said she will continue pursuing the appeals process.

Ward takes permanent place as MU chief operating officer

Ward's job title change reflects Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's renaming and restructuring of upper-level jobs at MU.

Former Monticello gardens director visits MU

Peter Hatch gave an afternoon talk about Thomas Jefferson's passion for gardening and its importance to the process of community building. He was scheduled to speak about his time as the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, Jefferson's home, in the evening.

MU starts school year with more students than ever before

On the first day of classes, the university also had the most undergraduates it's ever had.


Post-practice discussion part of sexual assault reporting conversation at MU

Missouri football team annually holds a discussion about sexual assault. Defensive backs coach Cornell Ford "handles" sexual assault education "every year in August" with the team, head coach Gary Pinkel said.

Change in MU refund policy brings students full reimbursment

One hundred percent refunds await MU students who drop classes before Sept.2, up from 90 percent in years past.

MU professor experiments with crowd funding to finance research

An MU professor used crowd funding to continue research into the effects of fracking.

New class of freshmen participate in annual Tiger Walk

The students walk through the columns toward campus to signify their entrance to the university.

Famous gardener Peter Hatch to speak as part of lecture series

Three lectures will cover discussions on the symbolic values of plants and gardening in society, significance of gardening to community building, and the history of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.

Hundreds of MU students volunteer community service for Step Forward Day

Organizers said an emphasis was placed on getting first-year students involved to let them know that organizations in the community needed help.

PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen continue tradition of painting the M

The M, measuring 95 feet high and 90 feet wide, has been a Memorial Stadium staple since 1927 when it was built with leftover rocks from the stadium's construction.

ESPN explained: The context behind the Derrick Washington report and sexual assault at MU

Sunday's episode of ESPN "Outside the Lines" brings up allegations that MU mishandled sexual assault accusations against a former athlete by failing to conduct a Title IX investigation.

Poster sale at MU is colorful start to new school year

The poster sale at MU's Lowry Mall runs through next Friday.


UPDATE: Chancellor Loftin responds to ESPN 'Outside the Lines' accusations, apologizes

Loftin apologized on behalf of the university, though he said there "does not appear to be an intentional mishandling of any of the cases in the report at this time."

Welcome Back 2014: What you might have missed over the summer

The Missourian's 2014 "Welcome Back" edition offers a glimpse of what has happened around Columbia over the summer.

MU welcomes students with Midnight BBQ

The barbecue drew thousands of excited students to Rollins Street. The event, which is part of the Fall Welcome Week, featured food, games and music.

ESPN Outside the Lines episode revisits Derrick Washington case

Derrick Washington, a former Missouri football player, was removed from the team in 2010 after allegations of sexual assault.

MU receives $2.4 million for endowed chair in cancer research

A national search will begin soon to find a researcher to occupy the endowed chair.