Higher Education

Students, families bask in accomplishments at MU commencement ceremonies

More than 5,300 students will be graduating from MU this semester, many of whom will walk in the 17 commencement ceremonies that take place through Sunday.

Veterinary school kicks off MU commencement weekend

MU will hold 17 graduation ceremonies this weekend, the first of which was the College of Veterinary Medicine's ceremony Friday.

5 fun facts about graduation traditions

Celebrated since the 12th century, commencement ceremonies are an important part of American culture.

Uncertain futures bring anxiety, excitement to MU graduates

While some step into the workforce and others continue into a master's program, graduating seniors of MU share their uncertain feelings about the future.

UPDATE: Tara Apartments decks, sealed off limits in March, will be removed

University Student Apartments staff had hoped to be able to reinforce the existing decks with new supports, but an engineering report recommended that they be removed instead.

Missouri lawmakers pass school standards measure

The Republican-led legislature has fought against the standards and argued that lawmakers should have been consulted on the decision when state education officials adopted the new benchmarks.

Traffic delays expected on U.S. 63 during MU's graduation weekend

Drivers heading north on U.S. 63 into Columbia this weekend should expect delays. MoDOT officials suggest drivers take the Grindstone exit to avoid congestion.

UPDATE: Square co-founder, Bloomberg News reporter among MU commencement speakers

Other speakers at this weekend's commencement include Jim Held, founder of Stone Hill Winery; Don Walsworth, CEO of Walsworth Publishing; and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus grows in second year to grant more wishes

Now in its second year, Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus has more than 70 student members.


Columbia College, new president celebrate graduates

Columbia College held two commencement ceremonies for the 2014 class Saturday.  The college's new president, Scott Dalrymple, conferred degrees to the graduates for the first time.

Stephens graduates celebrate commencement, look forward to next stage

Undergraduates of the 2014 Stephens College class walked across the stage at Missouri Theatre to receive degrees on Saturday. Patrika Brown, one of the graduates, urged her classmates to "go out there and be bold" and to not forget their Stephens roots.

Thousands participate in Senior Sendoff, symbolic end of MU career

The Senior Sendoff begins with the Tiger Prowl, when students run through the MU Columns away from Jesse Hall to symbolize their exit into the world.

Decks at Tara Apartments closed after engineering firm's report

In a letter sent to MU's director of campus facilities, the firm said its engineers noticed that the supporting beams of the decks had "lost some of their original capacity due to age and exposure to the elements."

MU lays off 8 employees in grant-writing and research offices

The employees will be given eight weeks to find other employment at the university.

Missouri Senate passes student fee reimbursement

Under the legislation, students participating in dual-credit high school courses could use some scholarship funds to pay off student fees charged as a result of those classes.

Repair process begins for MU Libraries' moldy books

Some 300,000 of the 600,000 books affected by mold last fall are on their way to Texas to be repaired by Belfor, a property restoration company. The books will be stored in a facility off Interstate 70.

Campus drinking culture adds challenge to sexual-assault prevention

Green Dot and similar bystander intervention programs are being promoted on campuses nationwide. But researchers have suggested that efforts to change the societal messages that form beliefs about sexual behavior and alcohol are needed, as well.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Guitarists work together to quickly learn skills

The second annual MU Guitar Day event allowed participants from around the town, state and beyond to play together and learn from one another.

FROM READERS: Pregnant college students deserve more support

It's possible to be both pregnant and a student at the same time, but it presents unique challenges.

MU might lease space in off-campus apartments for graduate students

The Department of Residential Life is considering a master lease with a private developer for graduate student housing after two complexes close.