Higher Education

Aim of public hearing is improving higher education in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Higher Education estimates that sixty percent of jobs within the state “will require some form of post-secondary education” by 2018.


TELL US: What questions should we ask about Chancellor Loftin's first year?

We're checking in with MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin after his first year in office. Help us decide what we should ask him.

Mizzou Alternative Breaks continues rapid growth

Nearly 800 MU students will be spending spring break serving others this year, up from 650 students last spring.


Nixon proposes modest increase in higher education funding

In the request, $13 million would be generated in part through expanded Medicaid funding, which has been widely criticized by Republicans.

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX training, race relations committee

The council, which met for the first time this year on Thursday night, hear complaints about online access to mandated reporter training.

South Providence Medical Park helps meet Columbia's growing health care needs

The new facility staffs about 250 and allows room for expansion.


MU breaks spring enrollment record

A record-breaking 32,588 students have enrolled at MU for the spring semester.

Stephens College honors Martin Luther King Jr., diversity with weeklong events

Spearheaded by students, Stephens College Diversity Week featured a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday night at Kimball Ballroom. This is the college's first Diversity Week.


MU Counseling Center will offer 24-hour support

A new phone service will give students counseling help when the main office is closed. It will be available at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Washington University boosts aid to low-income students

The highly-rated private school ranks at the bottom of the country's wealthiest schools when it comes to how few Pell recipients it enrolls.

FAA says OK to flying drone at MU research center

The 1,200-acre center is located 45 minutes southeast of Rolla, along the Meramec River. Researchers will use a Maveric model that weighs 2.6 pounds and has a 29.5-inch wingspan.

Steelman confirmed as UM System curator

Steelman is a Republican attorney from Rolla who served for six years in the Missouri House starting in 1979, including as the minority party leader. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general against Nixon in 1992.

MU rolls out voluntary buyout for academic administrators

MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said eligible employees received letters Thursday about the program. Applications are due March 2.


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

The proposal is based on a program in Tennessee that has drawn 58,000 applicants, almost 90 percent of the state's high school seniors.

Proposed MU rule change would allow tenured faculty to be dismissed in some circumstances

The proposed change would create a nine-step process for dismissing tenured faculty for serious offenses. It's part of the UM System's Title IX overhaul.

Washington University adjunct faculty vote to form union

Monday's vote was tallied by the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis and won't be made official for seven days.


Panelists discuss beefing up cattle industry at MU summit

Gov. Jay Nixon hosted the first Missouri Beef Summit on Monday at Reynolds Alumni Center, where experts discussed ways to keep the state's beef industry strong.

Alex Trebek foundation funds Stephens College screenwriting position

The position will focus on the psychology of film and television characters.

Columbia College executive vice president, dean to return to teaching

After 18 years as an administrator at the school, Terry Smith will return to his true passion — teaching.

FROM READERS: Columbia College alumni and friends gathered for holiday social

More than 175 alumni and friends of Columbia College gathered to visit with Santa Claus and donate to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.