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EU ambassador visits Columbia, discusses importance of EU-U.S. partnership

João Vale de Almeida, the European Union ambassador to the U.S., called for more cooperation between the U.S. and the EU and presented a proposed new trade partnership between the two. He said Missouri will directly benefit from a stronger trade and investment cooperation.

Former CIA analyst discusses Iraq War, NSA

Ray McGovern spoke at a social justice lecture on Tuesday at MU on topics such as the Iraq War and the Edward Snowden leaks.

MU-owned Manor House apartments to close May 2015

Manor House, located on Hitt Street near the MU Memorial Student Union, will close for renovations in May 2015. It is one of four MU-owned apartments for graduate students or students with families.

MU offices relocate during Jesse Hall's summer renovations

Renovations are estimated to cost $9.85 million, according to the MU News Bureau.

Study addresses depression in medical school

Saint Louis University said depression is a big issue in medical schools across the U.S., affecting 20 to 30 percent of medical students.

Administrators surprise five MU professors during class with $10,000 award

About 20 MU educators were nominated for the 2014 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, which includes a $10,000 check. The five winners were chosen according to student testimony and colleagues' evaluations.

MU law school class focuses on cultural consciousness

Ilhyung Lee teaches an alternative dispute resolution class designed to develop a cultural fluency in its students. He said it is one of five such classes taught in the country.

$1 trillion student loan debt widens U.S. wealth gap

Graduates who can immediately begin building equity in housing or stocks and bonds get more time to see their investments grow, while indebted graduates spend years paying principal and interest on loans. The standard student loan repayment schedule is 10 years, but can be much longer.

Westminster coach talks about son's overdose death, dangers of addiction

Jim Marshall, whose son died of a heroin overdose, spoke to raise awareness of the dangers associated with gateway drugs, such as prescription pills, that can lead to more serious addictions.

Sasha Menu Courey follow-up: Reporting sexual assault not required for MU faculty

MU is finalizing a reporting requirement for faculty and staff when a student makes a complaint to them of sexual harassment or other discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

States looking at free community college tuition

Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college as way to boost educational attainment so the emerging workforces in their states look good to employers.

Future of drone programs unclear; MU to offer class this spring

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is offering an introductory drone application class after spring break.

Central Pennsylvania school district to change logo after complaint

Southern Area School District will change its logo to distinguish its tiger from MU's image after MU complaint

Bill Nye challenges a sold-out Jesse Auditorium crowd to 'change the world'

America's most popular "Science Guy" spoke to a packed Jesse Auditorium on Saturday. Although his talk addressed complex issues like climate change and evolution, his message was simple: Use your passion for science and your joy of discovery to change the world.

Loftin names 2 vice chancellors to help revamp MU Graduate School

At the MU Faculty Council meeting Thursday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced two new administrative appointments. The new appointees, he said, would be instrumental in his plans for restructuring the graduate school.

Missouri House passes performance funding for colleges

The performance-based goals would apply in years the state can afford to increase higher education funding.

Months in, David Rosenbaum works to bring sustainability to UM Press

With a financially minded approach and a revised mission statement, Rosenbaum is guiding the University of Missouri Press toward self-sustainability.

UPDATE: University Village, day care to be demolished, MU officials announce

Residents will be allowed to terminate their leases without penalty from now until June 30, according to a release from MU News Bureau, and any other maintenance and repair work needed will continue at the site.

Nina Totenberg shares wisdom, jokes from decades of covering U.S. Supreme Court

Although very smart, the Supreme Court justices are still just people, the NPR legal affairs correspondent said.

Third annual MU diversity awards recognize faculty, staff, students

The Chancellor's Diversity Initiative held its third annual Inclusive Excellence Awards and Faculty Achievement Awards ceremony Tuesday.

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