Higher Education

Report brings comfort to Sasha Menu Courey family, could spark change at MU

Family members said Monday that they are pleased with the findings of an independent investigation into MU’s handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case. MU continues to look at policies and procedures regarding sexual assaults and mental health issues.

'Mizzou Happy' video kicks off Black Love Week at MU

The week's events will include a camp out on the Black Culture Center's lawn, a screening of "School Daze" and a Saturday barbecue.


Exhange program sparks intercultural discussion between U.S., Pakistan

One of the journalists said she sees misperceptions of Pakistani women in the media."We are marching in every field of life," Ghazala Fasih Khan said.

MU's Scott Cairns weaves poetry and religion

Scott Cairns thinks of himself as an idiot. He would "very much like to be a fool."

FROM READERS: Art and music bring Civil War history to life at MU

Artists to bring Civil War history to life for its 150th anniversary through art and music.

UPDATE: Report critical of how MU handled Menu Courey allegations

After an independent counsel's report was released Friday, UM System President Tim Wolfe apologized to Sasha Menu Courey's friends and family. He said no employees acted in bad faith; the issue rested with the university's policies and training for employees.


MU chancellor weighs in on sex assault reporting requirement

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said training will be provided to employees most likely to witness or receive reports of sexual harassment and violence. But his message to employees did not specify who would be trained or how the university will determine that.

UM System Board of Curators gets updated on international partnerships, facilities

The UM System Board of Curators heard updates on topics including the budget and the shape of facilities.

Former NFL player Don McPherson wants to redefine masculinity

Don McPherson, former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Oilers, urged students and community members to change the way they think about what it means to be a man.

MU composer to talk about new Civil War oratorio

MU School of Music professor Stefan Freund will present on his new oratorio about the Civil War's divisive effects on Missouri.

UM System adds employee obligations for reporting sexual assault

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe issued an executive order that bolsters the university's sexual assault reporting policies under Title IX. Prior to the order, there were no requirements at MU about reporting such incidents.

Duke admissions director highlights need for minorities in medicine

After admitting zero African-American students in 2007, the MU School of Medicine says the 2014 summer class will be its most diverse yet.

$1.1 million gift to create MU biochemistry endowed faculty chair

The Lowell D. Miller Endowed Chair in Biochemistry, funded by the gift from Lowell Miller, is designed to attract and keep faculty members.

Former governor of the Federal Reserve System discusses latest financial crisis

Randy Kroszner, former governor of the Federal Reserve System and professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, spoke about the nation's latest financial crisis at the MU School of Law on Friday.

MU Libraries' irreparable moldy books will be available online

At its meeting Thursday, the MU Faculty Council also discussed midyear faculty raises and the search for a new provost.

UPDATE: Task force completes first phase of post-Menu Courey evaluation

MU's Phase I ends with an "inventory," but it doesn't address whether the process for reporting sexual assaults is adequate or whether the campus has sufficient mental health resources. Meanwhile, Columbia Police say they're not making progress in their investigation of the alleged sexual assault against Menu-Corey.



Loss of Student Parent Center disruptive to graduate-level studies

Graduate students express need for safe, affordable and flexible day care, such as has been offered by the Student Parent Center in University Village.

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.