Higher Education

Stephens College tries Snapchat to reach students

Last week, the school started an account and received 50 followers in its first day. The goal in these early days is to reach incoming freshmen.

Engineering students from Saudi Arabia participate in internship's first year

Twenty-two students from Saudi Arabia are interning with the MU College of Engineering as part of the first partnership program with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The program trains them in a series of hands-on labs and projects.

Patrice Delafontaine, new Medical School dean, 'delighted' to join MU

The chief of cardiology from Tulane University will start at MU on Dec. 1. He established the critical link between the human hormone system that regulates blood pressure and a protein that is essential for childhood growth.

MU Libraries awarded $400,000 to aid recovery from mold damage

The grant comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funding began July 1 and will continue for a year.

MU Summer Rep Theatre presents comedy, ingenuity

The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two full-stage plays directed by Cheryl Black and Jim Miller as well as two productions of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series.

MU sets single-year fundraising record

MU has raised $164.5 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing its fundraising goal of $150 million and beating the record by more than $4 million.

Saint Louis University welcomes new president

Fred Pestello, the school's first secular president, joins the university after six years at Le Moyne College in upstate New York.

MU Delta Upsilon house tear down begins

A new house for the fraternity is expected to be finished by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

MU divisions to help make up loss of state funding

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said Thursday that MU will reallocate about $3.9 million after state funding was withheld during the last fiscal year.

UPDATE: Feds investigating Missouri S&T, 11 others about sex assault responses

The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.

MU Multicultural Center takes on Stephanie Hernandez Rivera as coordinator

Her personal goal as the coordinator is to create an environment where students can ask questions and challenge preconceived notions

University Village closes, demolition to begin shortly

The MU-owned apartments were nearly empty Monday, though some remaining residents were cleaning their apartment so they could fully move out. The university has not yet decided on a long-term plan for the site. 

Summer doesn't slow down Kappa Delta sorority sisters

About 15 members of the MU sorority returned to clean and decorate their house during marathon weekend.

MU linguist, team to research threatened African languages

A group of researchers will spend the next four years studying four African languages, writing a grammatical sketch, a preliminary dictionary and a collection of folk tales and other narratives for each language.

President of Three Rivers College resigns

Devin Stephenson said Wednesday that he was resigning to pursue other opportunities in higher education.

UM System will feel the pinch of Nixon's budget cuts

A UM System spokesman said the MU projects Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or put on hold, which he called "pressing," would have boosted the state economy by creating about 2,000 jobs and educating future professionals.

Missouri softball team to get a new stadium

The planning and design of a new softball stadium are underway after the approval of the MU Campus Master Plan by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Underrepresented medical students face lonely, sometimes challenging road

The MU School of Medicine had just one black graduate this spring. The school is working to diversify its student body but has had mixed results and finds itself competing for a small pool of qualified candidates.

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes, freezes $1 billion of spending

The cuts include more than $77 million to MU and more than $2 million to Columbia Public Schools. The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget passed by the Republican-led legislature was "dangerously out of balance."

Bob Hutton to retire from Columbia College after more than 18 years

Hutton, executive director of administrative services, has overseen the addition of 12 buildings to the college's campus and has renovated many older structures.