Higher Education

New class of freshmen participate in annual Tiger Walk

The students walk through the columns toward campus to signify their entrance to the university.

Famous gardener Peter Hatch to speak as part of lecture series

Three lectures will cover discussions on the symbolic values of plants and gardening in society, significance of gardening to community building, and the history of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.

Hundreds of MU students volunteer community service for Step Forward Day

Organizers said an emphasis was placed on getting first-year students involved to let them know that organizations in the community needed help.

PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen continue tradition of painting the M

The M, measuring 95 feet high and 90 feet wide, has been a Memorial Stadium staple since 1927 when it was built with leftover rocks from the stadium's construction.

ESPN explained: The context behind the Derrick Washington report and sexual assault at MU

Sunday's episode of ESPN "Outside the Lines" brings up allegations that MU mishandled sexual assault accusations against a former athlete by failing to conduct a Title IX investigation.

Poster sale at MU is colorful start to new school year

The poster sale at MU's Lowry Mall runs through next Friday.


UPDATE: Chancellor Loftin responds to ESPN 'Outside the Lines' accusations, apologizes

Loftin apologized on behalf of the university, though he said there "does not appear to be an intentional mishandling of any of the cases in the report at this time."

Welcome Back 2014: What you might have missed over the summer

The Missourian's 2014 "Welcome Back" edition offers a glimpse of what has happened around Columbia over the summer.

MU welcomes students with Midnight BBQ

The barbecue drew thousands of excited students to Rollins Street. The event, which is part of the Fall Welcome Week, featured food, games and music.

ESPN Outside the Lines episode revisits Derrick Washington case

Derrick Washington, a former Missouri football player, was removed from the team in 2010 after allegations of sexual assault.

MU receives $2.4 million for endowed chair in cancer research

A national search will begin soon to find a researcher to occupy the endowed chair.

ESPN report says MU mishandled assault cases

The report focuses on incidents involving Derrick Washington. ESPN reported that Washington was involved in "one alleged rape, one alleged physical assault, one sexual assault and one domestic assault," according to ESPN

UM Curators extend President Wolfe's contract through 2018

Under the terms of the extended contract, the president's base salary of $459,000 and incentive pay of $100,000 will remain the same.

Meet 'Mom Marit,' house mother of MU's Kappa Delta House

During the school year, MU's Kappa Delta house is filled with as many as 200 sorority sisters. House Director Marit Vogelsong works behind the scenes to make sure the house is in order, its staff have what they need and her girls know where to go for support or information.

Downtown pedicab business benefits from Columbia's nightlife

ZOU Cabs, a bicycle taxi service started by an MU finance student, began transporting customers in mid-June. The business' now six bikers look forward to continuing their late-night pedaling into the fall, when its founder thinks demand will switch to a higher gear.

Tickets available to see primatologist Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Mizzou Arena. Tickets are now available.

MU program receives grant for establishing national network of researchers

MU's Broader Impacts Network was awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon house up for spot on national historic registry

The mansion, identified for the nomination by its former name, Welch Hall, will be considered alongside eight other historical buildings across Missouri.

MU art exhibition shows East-West exchange

"East-West Dialogues: Paintings by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Art Professors," on view through Friday, is the culmination of a visit by four Chinese art scholars and the exchange and interaction between the Chinese artists and MU art professors.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.