Higher Education

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX, Thursday football games

Additional faculty and staff training on Title IX and a new website were among changes discussed at Thursday's Faculty Council meeting. A potential plan for Missouri to play in Thursday night football games next season was also brought up.

Tomato Festival opens community's eyes to vegetable varieties

Annual event at Bradford Research Center featured tasting of more than 270 types of tomatoes and peppers.

Missouri A+ program expanded for certain immigrants

The decision will help students in the A+ program get financial aid for two years at participatory colleges and universities, largely community and technical or vocational colleges.

Mizzou's Twitter account throws down some Beyoncé-style sass

Mizzou's official Twitter account has become more casual and personal lately. Today, the account celebrated Beyoncé's birthday with abundance of gif's.

MU again explores idea of hotel, conference center

An email sent Wednesday to MU employees included a survey to help the university determine the need for a hotel and conference center near campus.

Down syndrome activists to speak on best practices, classroom curricula

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis will bring speakers to Columbia to implement ideas and processes for working with children with Down syndrome in public schools.

Discussion to take down MU rec complex rock wall sparks social media outcry

The MU Student Recreation Complex is discussing taking down the rock climbing wall to expand one of the complex's weight-training rooms, but no decision has been made yet.

Upcoming Tomato Festival set to be largest in its decade-long history

The 10th annual Tomato Festival is expanding to accommodate more people this year. The festival aims to educate the community and interest them in growing tomatoes and other vegetables at home.


Chancellor Loftin gets first taste of Missouri football

MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has "patterns" that he abides by on football game days.

MU welcomes new and returning veterans

Around 330 veterans are enrolled at MU this fall.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology galleries delayed due to renovations

Alex Barker, director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, said that the full galleries will open in early 2015 at the latest. The museums were moved in the spring because its homes, Pickard and Swallow halls, are being renovated.

PHOTOS: MU celebrates National Bow Tie Day

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin celebrated the National Bow Tie Day at the MU Student Center.

Silence prevailed at MU's Hands Up, Don't Shoot march

The Hands Up, Don't Shoot march was held to remember Michael Brown, but protestors hope it will do more than that. 

National Council on Teacher Quality to continue syllabus lawsuit against UM System

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court ruling that UM course syllabuses are exempt from state Sunshine Law disclosure rules. The National Council on Teacher Quality president said she will continue pursuing the appeals process.

Ward takes permanent place as MU chief operating officer

Ward's job title change reflects Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's renaming and restructuring of upper-level jobs at MU.

Former Monticello gardens director visits MU

Peter Hatch gave an afternoon talk about Thomas Jefferson's passion for gardening and its importance to the process of community building. He was scheduled to speak about his time as the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, Jefferson's home, in the evening.

MU starts school year with more students than ever before

On the first day of classes, the university also had the most undergraduates it's ever had.


Post-practice discussion part of sexual assault reporting conversation at MU

Missouri football team annually holds a discussion about sexual assault. Defensive backs coach Cornell Ford "handles" sexual assault education "every year in August" with the team, head coach Gary Pinkel said.

Change in MU refund policy brings students full reimbursment

One hundred percent refunds await MU students who drop classes before Sept.2, up from 90 percent in years past.

MU professor experiments with crowd funding to finance research

An MU professor used crowd funding to continue research into the effects of fracking.