Higher Education

Chancellor to revitalize MU Strategic Operating Plan committee

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin plans to appoint new members to fill vacancies after the start of the new year. The plan, known as MUSOP, outlines specific goals for MU, including recruiting and maintaining top faculty members.

MU buyout prompts faculty questions, reflections

Some faculty are worried that the buyout program is too broad, while others fear their departments will struggle to fill newly vacant spots. 

MU study shows high-protein breakfast curbs hunger

The MU 8 high protein diet study, led by assistant professor Heather Leidy, shows signs of increased satiety and better glycemic control.

Candlelight vigil to honor 43 missing students in Mexico on Wednesday

After the vigil the Hispanic American Leadership Organization will host a screening of the documentary "The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students."

UPDATE: Swallow Hall renovations to include new lecture hall, improved classrooms

The renovations will create 6,000 square feet of additional usable space, including a new lecture hall. Some of the original flooring and doors will be preserved.

Video game development a growing industry in Missouri

Between 2009 and 2012, the number of video game developers in the state increased by nearly three times. A renewed interest in the industry has led MU to bring back a class called Introduction to Game Design.


Students, community members march for Eric Garner

In the wake of a grand jury decision to not indict the New York City police officer responsible for killing Eric Garner, about 100 protesters congregated at Tiger Plaza on Friday night to march for justice. They walked to Francis Quadrangle with signs hoisted above their heads as a repertoire of chants grew louder. 

Benton painting, once a gift to Churchill, returns to Westminster

The story of the homecoming of Thomas Hart Benton's "The New Fence" — which had been payment to Sir Winston Churchill for his "Iron Curtain" speech — is one of coincidence.

UPDATE: New Provost Garnett Stokes brings experience from Florida State, Georgia

Stokes will start at MU at the beginning of February. She succeeds Provost Brian Foster, who retired in December 2013.

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.