Higher Education

Chancellor Loftin, Mizzou Alumni Association dedicate Traditions Plaza

Chancellor Loftin and the Mizzou Alumni Association dedicated the new Traditions Plaza on Friday afternoon. Descendants of MU's founding families also attended the event.

Art professor's trademarked paisley design features MU icons

Deborah Huelsbergen's design, which can be found on a variety of items available at The Mizzou Store, incorporates images inspired by the Jesse Hall dome, the MU Columns and the Memorial Student Union Archway.


Second MU provost candidate to speak in forum Wednesday

John Wiencek, interim provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss his experience and background in MU's second open forum for provost candidates. Wiencek has more than 25 years experience in higher education, mostly in the chemical and biological engineering areas. 

Provost candidate Wheatly talks Title IX, diversity on campus, relating to students

MU provost candidate Michele Wheatly was featured at an open forum on Thursday where she fielded questions from mostly faculty and staff.

MU student's death highlights difficulties of balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.

HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


New Traditions Plaza encapsulates MU heritage

The new six-level terraced amphitheater located on Carnahan Quadrangle recognizes MU tradition and will host outdoor concerts, classes, movies and more. 

Kyiv Post, NPR's Audie Cornish, Wired, The Guardian among those to receive Missouri Honor Medals

The medalists will give free, public master classes at MU on Tuesday. Winners are selected by the faculty on the basis of superior achievements in journalism.

Guide to key events for MU's 103rd Homecoming celebration

In addition to the annual Campus Decorations and parade, the new amphitheater, Traditions Plaza, will be dedicated on Friday.

MU student who died Sunday remembered at candlelight vigil

Friends who spoke at the vigil described Chris Nicklow as a nature lover who was goofy and carefree.

Student beats Columbia College president in 'Madden 15' to win free pizza, textbooks

Nursing student Eric Dailey will receive free textbooks on the president and a year's worth of pizza.

2014 MU Homecoming blood drive collects 5,738 pints of blood

Multiple locations around the Missouri-Illinois region held blood drives in support of the 2014 MU Homecoming blood drive. Counting satellite locations, more than 6,000 pints of blood were estimated to have been collected.


MU provost candidate to participate in public forum Thursday

Michele Wheatly was a provost at West Virginia University from 2009 to June 2014. A search committee selected her as a candidate to replace former provost Brian Foster, who retired in December 2013.

MU students take the stage for Black 'N Gold Drag Show

MU students Sequoyah Moore and Ashley Bland were among a dozen performers featured in MU's second annual Black 'N Gold Drag Show.

Columbia College inaugurates new president Scott Dalrymple

Dalrymple, who was previously dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany, New York, has been leading the college since May 1.

EPA funds MU study on food waste

A team of MU students are researching sustainable treatment options for food waste through funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Riders at Stephens College Equestrian Center prepare for Boone County Horse Show

Even as they prepare for competition, the riders in Stephens College's equestrian studies program don't let anything upset their team bond.

Board of Public Buildings approves MU's Lafferre Hall renovation bond

The state Board of Public Buildings approved bonding to renovate the Lafferre Hall complex, which houses most of the MU College of Engineering. 

Unclear rules for MU Homecoming blood drive spur competition, concerns

MU's Homecoming blood drive puts pressure on Greek students to donate in support of a long-standing tradition that has made the event one of the biggest of its kind in the nation.

Group appeals syllabi case against university

The National Council on Teacher Quality argues a fair-use exemption should make university syllabi a public record.