Higher Education

Lafferre Hall approved for renovations by Board of Public Buildings

The $38.5 million in renovations will include structural updates to Lafferre Hall, as well as additional lab and research space. 

Cape Girardeau college announces 4 finalists for president

All four finalists will tour the campus this month and meet with faculty, students and members of the public during open forums.

MU to add housing option for transgender and gender-nonconforming students

The MU Department of Residential Life will be creating a 16-bed space in College Avenue Hall for students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.

MU students celebrate 'puppy love'

The Missouri Student Union hosted the event as part of its "We Love Our Students" monthly program. 

MU group raises funds for deceased visiting scholar

The MU Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars is conducting a fundraising campaign for the family of Kui Zou, an MU visiting scholar from China who was struck by a car and killed on Providence Road on Jan. 22. The fundraiser will continue through March 31.

MU Anniversary Committee displays 175th anniversary flag one last time

The anniversary flag will be put in storage until MU's 200th anniversary.

UPDATE: UMKC chancellor apologizes over false data

Chancellor Leo Morton said he has apologized to students, staff, alumni and the city in a letter to the school's campus.

Stephens College, MU rank among top 50 best fashion institutes worldwide

Stephens College and MU are among the top 50 fashion institutes in the world, according to a recent ranking by the independent fashion news website Fashionista. Columbia, which is home to both schools, has more notable fashion institutes than fashion capitals such as Chicago and Milan.

'Speaking of Culture' series shines light on Hugh Hefner for Valentine's Day

MU history professor Steven Watts sifted through a number of Playboy documents, including Hugh Hefner's 1,800 volume autobiographical scrapbook, to research his book.

UM curators adopt new sexual harassment rules, approve tuition increases

The UM System Board of Curators adopted new rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment or discrimination cases against UM faculty and staff members. The curators also approved tuition increases for both in-state and out-of-state students at their meeting Thursday.

MU destroys 188,000 items damaged by mold

The libraries director, Jim Cogswell, acknowledged that he should have communicated better with the committee but says the destroyed materials were duplicates or documents that will be replaced.

Free speech and its limitations discussed at Charlie Hebdo symposium

MU School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals gathered to discuss freedom of the press in light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last month.

Joel A. Hartman helped students, doctors at MU understand Amish, Mennonite communities

Joel A. Hartman, an associate professor emeritus of rural sociology at MU for 39 years, helped doctors and public health workers understand and work with mid-Missouri Amish and Mennonite communities. He died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was 85.

Cartoonist Khalil Bendib talks about Hebdo shootings, Muslims in France

Khalil Bendib, a freelance political cartoonist from Berkeley, California, sat down with the Missourian to talk about the Charlie Hebdo massacre and situation for Muslims in France.

Director of Ethical Journalism Network talks Charlie Hebdo, ethics

Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network, participated in the MU School of Journalism's "Nous Sommes Tous Charlie" forum on Tuesday. Before the forum, he gave his thoughts on the incident as well as his own experiences with ethical dilemmas.

FROM READERS: MU project seeks volunteers to promote respect for minority groups

Chuka Nestor Emezue asks for help dismantling racism and encouraging diversity at MU.

UPDATE: Four named finalists for dean of Missouri School of Journalism

One internal and three outside candidates are in the running to succeed Dean Mills as dean of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students

"This will be a resource center for STEM for the region," said Laura Loyacono, director of the KC STEM Alliance.


Free speech at forefront of Hebdo symposium

MU journalism faculty and industry professionals will bring their expertise to Fisher Auditorium Tuesday and attempt to provide an explanation to the shootings in Paris and share their views on the state of free speech.

Mike Alden explains departure

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the search for a new athletics director will not be "lengthy."