Higher Education

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.

Third MU provost candidate to address students, faculty, staff

Candidate Nancy Brickhouse, deputy provost for the University of Delaware, will speak Wednesday morning in the Mark Twain Ballroom in Memorial Union North. 

MU forms search committee for Title IX administrator

An eight-person committee will recruit candidates and plans to interview them in December, according to an email from MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

A manual guides students through a series of situations and options that require them to determine the best choices for their own and their classmates' survival.

Purple handprints symbolize MU's pledge against sexual violence

The Missouri Students Association hosted the "These Hands Are Not For Hurting" event as part of a campaign against sexual violence.  

Provost candidate Wiencek addresses MU's AAU rating, focus on Title IX

John Wiencek, now the interim provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the second MU provost candidate to be introduced to the MU community. During a public forum Wednesday, he gave an introduction about how his academic experiences relate to the open provost position. 

The Guardian's James Ball warns of waning anonymity

New technology is making it more and more difficult to keep sources confidential, says the special projects editor of the Guardian US.

NPR's Audie Cornish preaches the power of interviews

Audie Cornish, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered," has developed a process of interviewing subjects fit for the radio. Her ability to provide context and go off script has given this process power.

Need to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

New data-driven websites aim to help college-bound students make a decision.

Central Methodist receives $3.6 million gift

School officials announced the $3.6 million gift from Jay and Kelly Jacobs of Laguna Niguel, California, during homecoming events on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students clean up from Homecoming festivities

Student organizations that decorated the windows of businesses downtown spent the day removing paint and cleaning windows.

Chancellor Loftin, Mizzou Alumni Association dedicate Traditions Plaza

Chancellor Loftin and the Mizzou Alumni Association dedicated the new Traditions Plaza on Friday afternoon. Descendants of MU's founding families also attended the event.

Art professor's trademarked paisley design features MU icons

Deborah Huelsbergen's design, which can be found on a variety of items available at The Mizzou Store, incorporates images inspired by the Jesse Hall dome, the MU Columns and the Memorial Student Union Archway.


Second MU provost candidate to speak in forum Wednesday

John Wiencek, interim provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss his experience and background in MU's second open forum for provost candidates. Wiencek has more than 25 years experience in higher education, mostly in the chemical and biological engineering areas. 

Provost candidate Wheatly talks Title IX, diversity on campus, relating to students

MU provost candidate Michele Wheatly was featured at an open forum on Thursday where she fielded questions from mostly faculty and staff.

MU student's death highlights difficulties of balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.

HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


New Traditions Plaza encapsulates MU heritage

The new six-level terraced amphitheater located on Carnahan Quadrangle recognizes MU tradition and will host outdoor concerts, classes, movies and more.