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Annual MU crime and fire safety report released

MU crime data distributed Wednesday reveals an increase in alcohol-related arrests and a decrease in drug-related arrests last year.

FROM READERS: What I learned from moving to South Korea

Elana Sindelar traveled to South Korea her freshman year of college to teach English to elementary students. She explained why she decided to stay: "Letting myself be vulnerable and falling in love with this country and the beautiful people I have met here — it’s the best decision I have ever made."

Pet feeds: Stephens College launches picture-sharing page for pups

Pack — a social media site for dog lovers — invited Stephens College to join the site as a part of the site's Campus Packs project.

UPDATE: MU concludes investigation into federal grants

Assistant professor Dylan Kesler's False Claims Act suit alleged that two colleagues in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences improperly paid their spouses from pools of federal scientific research money.

The Miss Mizzou story: How an MU visit inspired a phenomenon

The "Steve Canyon" comic strip character Miss Mizzou sparked celebration and controversy for MU and the city of Columbia. Now a new book tells her story.

MU presents construction plans to Boone County Commission

Gary Ward, MU vice chancellor of operations, told county commissioners Monday afternoon about MU's master plan, which details possible construction projects across the 1,262-acre campus.

Missouri awarded $2 million for higher education

About $1 million will go toward expanding the Missouri Innovation Campus initiative. The other $1 million will help other four-year institutions match curricula with employer demands.

MU's new ceremonial mace is 'Mizzou Made'

MU's new mace is made from Switzler Hall wood and features symbols that define the university.

MU professor says complaints led to tenure denial

Dylan Kesler, an assistant professor in wildlife biology, says he didn't receive tenure after alleging colleagues were misusing research funds.

MU offers eligible tenured faculty a buyout option

MU faculty members received a letter Friday afternoon outlining a voluntary separation program for those 62 and older, tenured and eligible for retirement by Aug. 31, 2015.

Missouri School of Journalism to receive $10 million gift for faculty

The $10 million, along with matching funds from private donors, will create the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Faculty Excellence Fund.

MU relives 175 years in one night with light show on MU Columns

The MU community gathered Friday night on Francis Quadrangle for a celebration of the university's 175th anniversary and a light show. The 1892 fire that destroyed Academic Hall was recreated through a light show projected onto the MU Columns.

Chancellor speaks of past, future MU excellence at inauguration

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration began Thursday afternoon with a procession across campus of nearly 300 MU faculty members. "Excellence is not perfection," he said at the Missouri Theatre. "It's giving it everything you've got. I see that here every single day."

Jane Goodall wows a crowd of more than 4,000 at Mizzou Arena

The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.

Mizzou Wireless problems frustrate faculty, staff and students

The MU Division of Information Technology said it is working to resolve the issue.

 

Bob Geldof talks about the artist's call to activism

At Westminster College, Geldof tackled the theme of the annual Hancock Symposium, "So, You Say You Want a Revolution? The Arts and Culture in Action" saying that when art and politics collide, they form the basis for social change.

Missouri Students Association video says 'Enough is Enough' to sexual violence and assault

The Missouri Students Association emailed a video titled "Enough is Enough" to MU students Tuesday morning along with a letter that encouraged students to attend Safe Mizzou 2014's Personal Safety Fair. The video features students and administrators speaking out against sexual violence and assault in the MU community.

MU features mbira, hosts 'Shona Stories Through Song'

A concert by mbira artists Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St. MU English professor and mbira player Anand Prahlad, who organized the event, hopes the concert will bring awareness to the African instrument and the culture surrounding it.
 

From the dusty attic to the showroom floor: Thomas Jefferson's restored grave marker has finally found a home

Thomas Jefferson's well-traveled, historic epitaph will be showcased in Jesse Hall after renovations are complete.

In rare deal, MU will research Italian artifacts

Through "The Hidden Treasures of Rome" project, previously unstudied artifacts that have been stored in Rome will be researched by MU students and scholars until Dec. 31, 2017.

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