Higher Education

Wreath-laying at Memorial Student Union sparks memories of veterans

This year’s ceremony was preceded by the opening of the new Blue Star Memorial next to a sidewalk on the east side of the Memorial Student Union.

Kye Allums shares experiences of being NCAA’s first openly transgender athlete

Kye Allums recalled when his story first became public. He was at practice. When he looked at his phone again later that day, he said he had approximately 1,500 Facebook messages.

Historic mural at Fort Leonard Wood illustrates segregation in Army

A mural painted by a black soldier and artist during World War II is going to be restored with the help of MU professors.

Joel Gold founded MU's Maneater student newspaper, promoted 'watch-your-step-in-my-jungle' style

Joel Gold went on to get his doctorate and taught English at the University of Kansas for 37 years.

Provost candidate Stokes speaks about experience at Florida State, University of Georgia

Garnett Stokes, the fourth candidate for MU provost to speak in an open forum, addressed her experiences in leadership at Florida State University and the University of Georgia. 

UPDATE: Illicit Litecoin mining discovered at MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two MU students have been arrested in connection with a *Litecoin mining operation on eight computers in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building.

First openly transgender athlete in NCAA history plans to visit Columbia

Kye Allums underwent a female-to-male transition while a basketball player at George Washington University. He will speak to students in MU's Leadership Auditorium on Tuesday night.

Fourth MU provost candidate to speak in forum Monday

Garnett Stokes, who has been interim president at Florida State, spent most of her academic career at the University of Georgia. A forum for MU faculty, students and staff will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Room 112, Lefevre Hall.

MU student completes Ironman to raise funds for African schools

Evan Culbert decided a grueling Ironman competition would be the way to raise money for Hope 4 Africa, a student organization he started at MU to help schools in Kenya.

Mizzou for Malawi celebrates support for Pothawira village

Mizzou for Malawi hosts a philanthropic event to help raise money for the education of orphans in Salima, Malawi.

Faculty Council discusses Title IX policies, provost search

Thursday's MU Faculty Council meeting saw discussion on Title IX training, religious holiday policies and a new provost candidate.

Churchill's granddaughter to speak on 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Fulton got a work of art: one of the largest contiguous chunks of the wall. To mark the 25th anniversary of the wall's destruction, artist Edwina Sandys will speak Sunday about her sculpture made from the wall.

Lindenwood University says police intimidated students

The student journalists wanted to interview St. Louis police chief about thefts of band equipment from vans outside St. Louis concert venues and were surrounded, searched and questioned.

'Missouri Men Say No More' calls for end of sexual violence

A statewide campaign launched Wednesday by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is aiming to engage men to help end domestic and sexual violence in Missouri.


Provost candidate Brickhouse promotes 'shared vision' for MU

Provost candidate Nancy Brickhouse addressed MU's Association of American Universities standing, student initiatives and Title IX issues at her open forum Wednesday morning. Brickhouse is the third candidate to interview at MU.

MU professor Michael Budds brings the gift of music to his students

Michael Budds is the first musicologist to be inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame. His enthusiasm and experience as musician, teacher and friend have brought him to where he is today.

Loan for rare MU-Italy art project covers shipping, insurance costs

Enel Green Power, a renewable energy firm headquartered in Rome, is funding the loan of unstudied Italian antiquities from the B.C. era to MU for research. The project costs the group about $130,000.

Study: BPA absorption accelerated by skin care products

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.


Stephens College professor opens Columbia's first sewing cafe

Tina Marks, an assistant professor in the School of Fashion and Design at Stephens College, opened Columbia's first sewing cafe, Straight Grain Studio, in September.

Branson comedian will visit an MU class for sitcom research

In the proposed sitcom, Branson comedian Yakov Smirnoff would play a professor teaching about intimate relationships at a Midwestern college while dealing with similar issues in his personal life.