Higher Education

Ensembles to premiere MU composer Stefan Freund's Civil War oratorio

MU composer Stefan Freund's new oratorio, "The War Amongst Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri" will premiere Thursday evening in Jesse Auditorium.

Search firm to hear thoughts on hiring new MU provost

Consultants from the Isaacson, Miller firm will meet with MU faculty, staff and students April 30 regarding the search for a new provost. The firm will assess an ideal provost's objectives, qualifications and personal qualities.

Job market for college graduates better but still weak

The job market is brightening for new grads, but many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they'd expected or hoped for.

Brand names in New York's standardized tests vex parents

Allegations of product placement in New York's Common Core English tests raise questions about marketing to children. 

UM System hires risk management firm to address sexual assault policies

By the first week of May, the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management will deliver an independent analysis of each University of Missouri System campus' sexual assault and mental health services.

Truman's Closet offers clothing rentals for MU students, staff, faculty

Founded last semester, Truman's Closet provides free business attire and formal wear rentals.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible

A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that tax-cut legislation could limit the money available for education.

MU chancellor meets with concerned student parents, shares his own experience

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and student parents concerned about the future of an on-campus day care facility found common ground in a private meeting Tuesday, but no decisions have been made regarding where the Student Parent Center will reopen.

GRAPHIC: MU doubles weekly recycling in RecycleMania competition

The university placed 26th out of 256 schools after the eight-week competition.

MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business

Karen Spears, who owns an art business she calls The Korean Pears, creates hand-lettered, colorful, abstract paintings.


Report brings comfort to Sasha Menu Courey family, could spark change at MU

Family members said Monday that they are pleased with the findings of an independent investigation into MU’s handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case. MU continues to look at policies and procedures regarding sexual assaults and mental health issues.

'Mizzou Happy' video kicks off Black Love Week at MU

The week's events will include a camp out on the Black Culture Center's lawn, a screening of "School Daze" and a Saturday barbecue.


Exhange program sparks intercultural discussion between U.S., Pakistan

One of the journalists said she sees misperceptions of Pakistani women in the media."We are marching in every field of life," Ghazala Fasih Khan said.

MU's Scott Cairns weaves poetry and religion

Scott Cairns thinks of himself as an idiot. He would "very much like to be a fool."

FROM READERS: Art and music bring Civil War history to life at MU

Artists to bring Civil War history to life for its 150th anniversary through art and music.

UPDATE: Report critical of how MU handled Menu Courey allegations

After an independent counsel's report was released Friday, UM System President Tim Wolfe apologized to Sasha Menu Courey's friends and family. He said no employees acted in bad faith; the issue rested with the university's policies and training for employees.


MU chancellor weighs in on sex assault reporting requirement

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said training will be provided to employees most likely to witness or receive reports of sexual harassment and violence. But his message to employees did not specify who would be trained or how the university will determine that.

UM System Board of Curators gets updated on international partnerships, facilities

The UM System Board of Curators heard updates on topics including the budget and the shape of facilities.

Former NFL player Don McPherson wants to redefine masculinity

Don McPherson, former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Oilers, urged students and community members to change the way they think about what it means to be a man.

MU composer to talk about new Civil War oratorio

MU School of Music professor Stefan Freund will present on his new oratorio about the Civil War's divisive effects on Missouri.