Higher Education

Q&A: Jane Goodall emphasizes conservation, opportunity for youth

Jane Goodall reflects on her life studying chimpanzees, her current role in conservation and activism, and why it all matters.

Columbia College president issues video game challenge

Columbia College's president has issued a Madden NFL challenge to students at the school in which the winner has a chance at free textbooks for a year.

Risk management firm could also prioritize mental health services in UM System

The UM System hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to advise UM System President Tim Wolfe's sexual assault and mental health services task force. 

Grant funds MU, Lee Elementary Science ARTreach program

A National Science Foundation grant will fund the Science ARTreach program between MU and Lee Elementary.


MU is Jefferson's 'child,' biographer says

Jon Meacham has written six books about American history, including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."

Eager Jane Goodall fans anticipate her visit to MU on Wednesday

Community members expressed excitement in anticipation of seeing the famed primatologist and activist speak.

Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.

No injuries reported after early morning MU residence hall fire

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Hudson Hall around 1:51 a.m. Sunday. Assistant Fire Marshal Brian Davison is investigating the incident.

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.