Legislation that would implement performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges was advanced by the state House Monday.
The number of Native American students enrolled at MU has been decreasing over the past five years. Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of MU's total student population.
After a walkway collapsed at University Village two weeks ago, residents are faced with the decision to stay in their apartments or move elsewhere. Many worry about the safety of the walkways.
The day-care center for children of students is located at University Village, where a walkway collapsed Feb. 22. A graduate student has created a petition to keep the center open and move it away from University Village.
"There are only two faculty members and very few students on campus that identify as native," said member Willow Hoxie. "This group is all about establishing an identity for the campus."
A team of MU researchers will head into elevated convection thunderstorms, which could help to better predict flash floods and save lives.
A 2008 MU housing plan specifically identified the University Village apartment walkways as structurally unsound.
A report from a structural engineering firm hired by MU to investigate the cause of the accident found that "water and chloride, and expansion from freeze-thaw action" contributed to existing problems.
Novelist Stephanie Coontz spoke at Columbia College for Women's History Month. Coontz is a professor at TheEvergreen State College in Washington.
A dozen women from MU will build a school in Nicaragua this summer to ensure that more girls are educated in the rural community.
The seven members have a range of backgrounds and interests. Phillip Nguyen, 20, the president, was born in California and moved to Kansas City when he was in fourth grade. Nguyen studies civil engineering at MU.
A proposal outlined Wednesday by House Budget Chairman Rick Stream would provide a $122 million increase in basic aid for public school districts — significantly less than the $278 million increase proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Three graduate students discussed possible futures for their country: a war between Russia and Ukraine, the deployment of observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, or the disintegration of Ukraine.
Central Methodist announces plans to revamp four residence halls.
The money will be used for scholarships, provided recipients complete at least 120 hours of animal-related volunteer service each year.
University buildings such as the MU-owned University Village apartments do not receive formal structural inspections. Instead, maintenance workers make note of problems they spot when they make repairs or improvements inside buildings.
At least one fifth of the books that were exposed to mold last fall are salvageable, Director of Libraries Jim Cogswell told faculty members Thursday. .
Starting in the fall, the new department will offer a bachelor's degree in music. A minor in music that was housed under the Humanities Department will be transferred to the new department.
Wolfe and 19 other university presidents talked with senior White House officials about how to prevent future assaults on campus.
MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin discusses MU's land-grant standing, fundraising, building relationships with faculty and more.