Higher Education

2014 MU Homecoming blood drive collects 5,738 pints of blood

Multiple locations around the Missouri-Illinois region held blood drives in support of the 2014 MU Homecoming blood drive. Counting satellite locations, more than 6,000 pints of blood were estimated to have been collected.


MU provost candidate to participate in public forum Thursday

Michele Wheatly was a provost at West Virginia University from 2009 to June 2014. A search committee selected her as a candidate to replace former provost Brian Foster, who retired in December 2013.

MU students take the stage for Black 'N Gold Drag Show

MU students Sequoyah Moore and Ashley Bland were among a dozen performers featured in MU's second annual Black 'N Gold Drag Show.

Columbia College inaugurates new president Scott Dalrymple

Dalrymple, who was previously dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany, New York, has been leading the college since May 1.

EPA funds MU study on food waste

A team of MU students are researching sustainable treatment options for food waste through funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Riders at Stephens College Equestrian Center prepare for Boone County Horse Show

Even as they prepare for competition, the riders in Stephens College's equestrian studies program don't let anything upset their team bond.

Board of Public Buildings approves MU's Lafferre Hall renovation bond

The state Board of Public Buildings approved bonding to renovate the Lafferre Hall complex, which houses most of the MU College of Engineering. 

Unclear rules for MU Homecoming blood drive spur competition, concerns

MU's Homecoming blood drive puts pressure on Greek students to donate in support of a long-standing tradition that has made the event one of the biggest of its kind in the nation.

Group appeals syllabi case against university

The National Council on Teacher Quality argues a fair-use exemption should make university syllabi a public record.


Allies for Inclusion promotes an awareness of disability issues

The exhibit consists of various interactive activities that educate the public on how to respect and comfort those with disabilities.

MU junior Trey Makler wins composition prize for his piece, 'Elysium'

MU student Trey Makler was awarded the Sinquefield Composition Prize. For his piece of chamber music, "Elysium," he found inspiration in a photo of Forest Park.

MU rec complex faces overcrowding problem

After the first three weeks of the semester, attendance averaged 3,885 per day with the peak time from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. The complex is funded through student fees, and an expansion would require a student-driven initiative.

Q&A: New Columbia College President Dalrymple talks about plans for future

The new president wants to make it easier for students to do things such as register for classes and buy textbooks. "Our goal is to try to make it as easy as buying a book on Amazon," he said.

South African judge who fought against apartheid defends 'activist judges'

Albie Sachs survived an assassination attempt before Nelson Mandela appointed him to South Africa's highest court. He said he has a proud legacy of being an "activist judge."

Joe Dillard, 'Room 47 Archivist,' shares why he volunteers

Why do you volunteer? One committed reader talked to us about why he shares his time and expertise. Will you share your story?

MU, Three Rivers College to benefit from sale of trust assets

MU and Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri will receive 75 percent of the proceeds from the trust assets, which were liquidated during an auction on Sept. 6.

Stephens to add master's programs for screenwriting, physician assistants

Stephens College screenwriting graduate students will be greeted with a tip of the hat from Kermit the Frog on their way to class for one of the college's new master's program as they enter the gates of the Jim Henson Studios.


MU Faculty Council members discuss strategic plan, Title IX

MU faculty council members addressed the MU Strategic Operating Plan, Executive Order 41 and Title IX. Council members expressed concern that they have not been trained for mandatory reporting.

McCaskill talks about campus rape culture and legislation

During a visit to MU, the senator took the opportunity to get a reaction to the Campus Safety and Accountability Act, which would create a harsher financial penalty for universities that violate Title IX.

MU's Ellis Library to house new Census Bureau Research Data Center

The library will soon host an archive of confidential demographic data accessible to researchers from around the Midwest.