Higher Education

Chancellor speaks of past, future MU excellence at inauguration

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration began Thursday afternoon with a procession across campus of nearly 300 MU faculty members. "Excellence is not perfection," he said at the Missouri Theatre. "It's giving it everything you've got. I see that here every single day."

Jane Goodall wows a crowd of more than 4,000 at Mizzou Arena

The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.

Mizzou Wireless problems frustrate faculty, staff and students

The MU Division of Information Technology said it is working to resolve the issue.


Bob Geldof talks about the artist's call to activism

At Westminster College, Geldof tackled the theme of the annual Hancock Symposium, "So, You Say You Want a Revolution? The Arts and Culture in Action" saying that when art and politics collide, they form the basis for social change.

Missouri Students Association video says 'Enough is Enough' to sexual violence and assault

The Missouri Students Association emailed a video titled "Enough is Enough" to MU students Tuesday morning along with a letter that encouraged students to attend Safe Mizzou 2014's Personal Safety Fair. The video features students and administrators speaking out against sexual violence and assault in the MU community.

MU features mbira, hosts 'Shona Stories Through Song'

A concert by mbira artists Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St. MU English professor and mbira player Anand Prahlad, who organized the event, hopes the concert will bring awareness to the African instrument and the culture surrounding it.

From the dusty attic to the showroom floor: Thomas Jefferson's restored grave marker has finally found a home

Thomas Jefferson's well-traveled, historic epitaph will be showcased in Jesse Hall after renovations are complete.

In rare deal, MU will research Italian artifacts

Through "The Hidden Treasures of Rome" project, previously unstudied artifacts that have been stored in Rome will be researched by MU students and scholars until Dec. 31, 2017.

Columbia College president issues video game challenge

Columbia College's president has issued a Madden NFL challenge to students at the school in which the winner has a chance at free textbooks for a year.

Grant funds MU, Lee Elementary Science ARTreach program

A National Science Foundation grant will fund the Science ARTreach program between MU and Lee Elementary.


Risk management firm could also prioritize mental health services in UM System

The UM System hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to advise UM System President Tim Wolfe's sexual assault and mental health services task force. 

Q&A: Jane Goodall emphasizes conservation, opportunity for youth

Jane Goodall reflects on her life studying chimpanzees, her current role in conservation and activism, and why it all matters.

MU is Jefferson's 'child,' biographer says

Jon Meacham has written six books about American history, including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."

Eager Jane Goodall fans anticipate her visit to MU on Wednesday

Community members expressed excitement in anticipation of seeing the famed primatologist and activist speak.

Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.

No injuries reported after early morning MU residence hall fire

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Hudson Hall around 1:51 a.m. Sunday. Assistant Fire Marshal Brian Davison is investigating the incident.

MU celebrates 175 years with a weeklong series of events

Several events next week will celebrate MU's 175th anniversary. They start Monday and will conclude on Friday. Events will include an inauguration for Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Green Dot and Title IX education new to Safe Mizzou week

This year, Green Dot and Title IX educational sessions have been added to MU's Safe Mizzou 2014 agenda. The week's events begin on Monday.

Nixon frees $143 million for education after veto session

Nixon announced the release of the money Thursday, after lawmakers concluded a veto session in which they overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and 10 vetoes on other bills.

True/False adds three MU sites, one downtown as venues

Bush and Keller Auditoriums, Rhynsburger Theatre and the Odd Fellows Lodge were added to the list of 2015 True/False Film Fest venues.