Higher Education

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.

Today's advice to graduates: No selfies

The seemingly simple directive is standing out for placing the slightest curtailment on a collective societal march toward sharing every waking moment on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the like.

Columbia College professor makes record-breaking donation to school

Criminal justice professor Barry Langford donated $111,000 to buy classroom technology, support scholarships and fund an award.

New service learning program to send MU students across Missouri

Starting this fall, MU Extension and the Center for Leadership and Service will offer students the opportunity to serve on weekend projects throughout the state.

UPDATE: 55 schools face U.S. federal sexual assault investigation

The department's release of the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater light on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.

MU community creates profile for next provost

MU faculty, staff and students provided opinions on what they would like to see in the open provost position to a search firm that will use the suggestions to create a profile. Consultants from a Boston-based firm sought opinions on what the incoming provost's objectives, goals, qualifications and personal qualities should be.


Award-winning slam poets wrap up MU's Pride Month

Student poets shared stories about sexual assault and past relationships when they opened for Sister Outsider Poetry on the last day of MU's Pride Month.

Task force recommends ways campuses can curb sexual assault

The report will help ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty and staff of University of Missouri System campuses, UM President Tim Wolfe said.


Mizzou Reads program to be discontinued

Lack of faculty and staff participation and growing freshman enrollment numbers resulted in the discontinuation of the program.

UPDATE: Campus rape addressed by White House task force

It says the Justice Department will help develop training programs in trauma care for school officers and assess different models for schools to use to adjudicate such cases, since some sexual assault survivors are wary of a legal process.

Zoned sirens for Boone County inch closer to reality

The technology is in place to divide Boone County into four zones for emergency sirens. "We are just waiting for agreement from the stakeholders," said Martina Pounds, spokeswoman for the county's Office of Emergency Management.

Visiting scholar sought in connection with fondling incidents

An update of Saturday's fondling incident at MU was released Monday, and campus police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect.

Students, faculty celebrate Gwynn Hall renovations at grand opening ceremony

University officials cut the ribbon at MU's Gwynn Hall on Sunday, declaring the building fully operational after a 15-month renovation project.

MU iLab showcases 3-D, virtual technology

The Immersive Visualization Lab, or iLab, is welcoming the public to observe how students are experimenting with motion capture technology, interactive 3-D models and virtual reality systems.

MU faculty, students fight world hunger

Since the 1950s, MU students and faculty members have been continuing to contribute in the plant and social sciences to fight world hunger.