Higher Education

MU researcher donates $1 million to MU School of Medicine

MU researcher Frank Booth donated $1 million to fund future research, establishing the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health for the MU School of Medicine.

MU School of Journalism recieves $1 million gift to support journalism for small communities

The gift, from Walter Potter Jr., is intended to help community newspapers survive.

UPDATE: Air samples show no mold growth in Ellis Library

Ellis Library Special Collections and Rare Books has a mold growth on at least 10 air vents. Collections are under glass are unaffected. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has determined it is not a cause for concern.

At 109, Columbia's Loren Reid reflects on long life

This is the story of 109-year-old Loren Reid, who has lived in Columbia since 1935 and taught at MU for 35 years. It is told through historical photographs, videos and short stories.

Mizzou Tigers for Tigers Club hosts Tiger Talk event

The club strives to raise awareness and money for tigers, which are endangered worldwide.

Talks on marijuana legalization in Missouri to be held Thursday

The talks are part of a series of events that supporters of marijuana law reform are holding this month.

MU council formed to advise chancellor about budget allocation

The Budget Allocation Advisory Council consists of 20 members who are faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students. Five are permanent, and 15 serve two-year terms.

Wreath-laying at Memorial Student Union sparks memories of veterans

This year’s ceremony was preceded by the opening of the new Blue Star Memorial next to a sidewalk on the east side of the Memorial Student Union.

Kye Allums shares experiences of being NCAA’s first openly transgender athlete

Kye Allums recalled when his story first became public. He was at practice. When he looked at his phone again later that day, he said he had approximately 1,500 Facebook messages.

Historic mural at Fort Leonard Wood illustrates segregation in Army

A mural painted by a black soldier and artist during World War II is going to be restored with the help of MU professors.

Joel Gold founded MU's Maneater student newspaper, promoted 'watch-your-step-in-my-jungle' style

Joel Gold went on to get his doctorate and taught English at the University of Kansas for 37 years.

Provost candidate Stokes speaks about experience at Florida State, University of Georgia

Garnett Stokes, the fourth candidate for MU provost to speak in an open forum, addressed her experiences in leadership at Florida State University and the University of Georgia. 

UPDATE: Illicit Litecoin mining discovered at MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two MU students have been arrested in connection with a *Litecoin mining operation on eight computers in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building.

First openly transgender athlete in NCAA history plans to visit Columbia

Kye Allums underwent a female-to-male transition while a basketball player at George Washington University. He will speak to students in MU's Leadership Auditorium on Tuesday night.

Fourth MU provost candidate to speak in forum Monday

Garnett Stokes, who has been interim president at Florida State, spent most of her academic career at the University of Georgia. A forum for MU faculty, students and staff will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Room 112, Lefevre Hall.

MU student completes Ironman to raise funds for African schools

Evan Culbert decided a grueling Ironman competition would be the way to raise money for Hope 4 Africa, a student organization he started at MU to help schools in Kenya.

Mizzou for Malawi celebrates support for Pothawira village

Mizzou for Malawi hosts a philanthropic event to help raise money for the education of orphans in Salima, Malawi.

Faculty Council discusses Title IX policies, provost search

Thursday's MU Faculty Council meeting saw discussion on Title IX training, religious holiday policies and a new provost candidate.

Churchill's granddaughter to speak on 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Fulton got a work of art: one of the largest contiguous chunks of the wall. To mark the 25th anniversary of the wall's destruction, artist Edwina Sandys will speak Sunday about her sculpture made from the wall.

Lindenwood University says police intimidated students

The student journalists wanted to interview St. Louis police chief about thefts of band equipment from vans outside St. Louis concert venues and were surrounded, searched and questioned.