Higher Education

MU celebrates 175 years with a weeklong series of events

Several events next week will celebrate MU's 175th anniversary. They start Monday and will conclude on Friday. Events will include an inauguration for Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Green Dot and Title IX education new to Safe Mizzou week

This year, Green Dot and Title IX educational sessions have been added to MU's Safe Mizzou 2014 agenda. The week's events begin on Monday.

Nixon frees $143 million for education after veto session

Nixon announced the release of the money Thursday, after lawmakers concluded a veto session in which they overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and 10 vetoes on other bills.

True/False adds three MU sites, one downtown as venues

Bush and Keller Auditoriums, Rhynsburger Theatre and the Odd Fellows Lodge were added to the list of 2015 True/False Film Fest venues.

Ferguson forum at MU addresses racism, privilege

A panel of MU law professors, clergy and other community members encouraged open dialogue about the issues surrounding Michael Brown's death and discussed how communities can move forward.

UM System paying Title IX consultation firm almost $500,000

The University of Missouri System is paying a risk management firm $495,000 for training, prevention and consultation of Title IX-related incidents.

MU Timber Bridge Team donates prize-winning structure to Columbia

The 16-foot, 770-pound bridge was a winner at this year's National Timber Bridge Design Competition.

MU to host live performance, panel discussion emphasizing veterans health

At "Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour," actors will give dramatic readings of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax," and a panel discussion will follow. The event aims to engage the community in a conversation about veterans health.

SEMO president to retire next year

Doyle Privett, president of the school's Board of Regents, said the panel will appoint an advisory committee and work with an executive search firm to help find Dobbins' replacement.

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX, Thursday football games

Additional faculty and staff training on Title IX and a new website were among changes discussed at Thursday's Faculty Council meeting. A potential plan for Missouri to play in Thursday night football games next season was also brought up.

Tomato Festival opens community's eyes to vegetable varieties

Annual event at Bradford Research Center featured tasting of more than 270 types of tomatoes and peppers.

Missouri A+ program expanded for certain immigrants

The decision will help students in the A+ program get financial aid for two years at participatory colleges and universities, largely community and technical or vocational colleges.

Mizzou's Twitter account throws down some Beyoncé-style sass

Mizzou's official Twitter account has become more casual and personal lately. Today, the account celebrated Beyoncé's birthday with abundance of gif's.

MU again explores idea of hotel, conference center

An email sent Wednesday to MU employees included a survey to help the university determine the need for a hotel and conference center near campus.

Down syndrome activists to speak on best practices, classroom curricula

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis will bring speakers to Columbia to implement ideas and processes for working with children with Down syndrome in public schools.

Discussion to take down MU rec complex rock wall sparks social media outcry

The MU Student Recreation Complex is discussing taking down the rock climbing wall to expand one of the complex's weight-training rooms, but no decision has been made yet.

Upcoming Tomato Festival set to be largest in its decade-long history

The 10th annual Tomato Festival is expanding to accommodate more people this year. The festival aims to educate the community and interest them in growing tomatoes and other vegetables at home.


Chancellor Loftin gets first taste of Missouri football

MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has "patterns" that he abides by on football game days.

MU welcomes new and returning veterans

Around 330 veterans are enrolled at MU this fall.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology galleries delayed due to renovations

Alex Barker, director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, said that the full galleries will open in early 2015 at the latest. The museums were moved in the spring because its homes, Pickard and Swallow halls, are being renovated.