Higher Education

Title IX administrator finalist Hayes speaks about preventing sexual assaults

Andrea Hayes has worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Boone County since 2007. MU athletics director Mike Alden asked her to serve on a compliance committee last spring, where she helped implement Title IX policies for the athletics department.


Garnett Stokes appointed next MU provost

The MU News Bureau issued this news release Thursday morning.


Andrea Hayes, assistant prosecuting attorney for Boone County, is finalist for MU's Title IX job

Hayes will participate in a forum at 3:30 Thursday in the General Services Building.

MU panel addresses problems in American criminal justice, law enforcement

At least 100 students, academics and legal experts discussed police violence and racism in the American criminal justice system.

First Title IX administrator finalist speaks about changing culture, training mandatory reporters

Finalist Joe Gilgour fielded questions about the Title IX reporting process and how to better inform students and mandatory reporters. 

Donations pour in for MU students raising suicide awareness, honoring a friend

A group of MU students created a GoFundMe account to raise money for their documentary about suicide awareness. It has raised more than $9,000 in 24 hours, and the donations keep flowing in.

First-generation students find new campus sanctuary

First Generation Student Association plans to help first-generation students better transition to college life, while also providing emotional and social support.

UPDATE: MU students walk out of class in protest of Michael Brown's death, racial inequality

Representatives from MU student groups organized the event, in which students walked out of their classes at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday and held a demonstration at the MU Student Center.

UPDATE: First Title IX administrator candidate Joe Gilgour to appear at community forum

Community members are invited to meet Joe Gilgour, dean of student and academic support services at State Fair Community College, at a forum Wednesday. He's the first candidate for MU Title IX administrator.


Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

The idea behind mindfulness is that focusing on the present moment helps a person deal better with stress, difficult emotions and negative thoughts.

Artist Eric Sweet talks about inspiration and his evolving vision

Adjunct MU professor and artist Eric Sweet takes a special interest in minimalism and the failure of utopias in his work. He says he likes beings about to help students find avenues to express themselves.

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX policies

Faculty Council members discussed Title IX policies for students and faculty.


Missouri international student enrollment increases 5.2 percent

The highest enrollment in the state is at MU, with 2,576 international students enrolled last academic year and 2,879 enrolled this fall.


MU researcher donates $1 million to MU School of Medicine

MU researcher Frank Booth donated $1 million to fund future research, establishing the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health for the MU School of Medicine.

MU School of Journalism recieves $1 million gift to support journalism for small communities

The gift, from Walter Potter Jr., is intended to help community newspapers survive.

UPDATE: Air samples show no mold growth in Ellis Library

Ellis Library Special Collections and Rare Books has a mold growth on at least 10 air vents. Collections are under glass are unaffected. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has determined it is not a cause for concern.

At 109, Columbia's Loren Reid reflects on long life

This is the story of 109-year-old Loren Reid, who has lived in Columbia since 1935 and taught at MU for 35 years. It is told through historical photographs, videos and short stories.

Mizzou Tigers for Tigers Club hosts Tiger Talk event

The club strives to raise awareness and money for tigers, which are endangered worldwide.

Talks on marijuana legalization in Missouri to be held Thursday

The talks are part of a series of events that supporters of marijuana law reform are holding this month.

MU council formed to advise chancellor about budget allocation

The Budget Allocation Advisory Council consists of 20 members who are faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students. Five are permanent, and 15 serve two-year terms.