Higher Education

UPDATE: 55 schools face U.S. federal sexual assault investigation

The department's release of the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater light on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.

MU community creates profile for next provost

MU faculty, staff and students provided opinions on what they would like to see in the open provost position to a search firm that will use the suggestions to create a profile. Consultants from a Boston-based firm sought opinions on what the incoming provost's objectives, goals, qualifications and personal qualities should be.


Award-winning slam poets wrap up MU's Pride Month

Student poets shared stories about sexual assault and past relationships when they opened for Sister Outsider Poetry on the last day of MU's Pride Month.

Task force recommends ways campuses can curb sexual assault

The report will help ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty and staff of University of Missouri System campuses, UM President Tim Wolfe said.


Mizzou Reads program to be discontinued

Lack of faculty and staff participation and growing freshman enrollment numbers resulted in the discontinuation of the program.

UPDATE: Campus rape addressed by White House task force

It says the Justice Department will help develop training programs in trauma care for school officers and assess different models for schools to use to adjudicate such cases, since some sexual assault survivors are wary of a legal process.

Zoned sirens for Boone County inch closer to reality

The technology is in place to divide Boone County into four zones for emergency sirens. "We are just waiting for agreement from the stakeholders," said Martina Pounds, spokeswoman for the county's Office of Emergency Management.

Visiting scholar sought in connection with fondling incidents

An update of Saturday's fondling incident at MU was released Monday, and campus police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect.

Students, faculty celebrate Gwynn Hall renovations at grand opening ceremony

University officials cut the ribbon at MU's Gwynn Hall on Sunday, declaring the building fully operational after a 15-month renovation project.

MU iLab showcases 3-D, virtual technology

The Immersive Visualization Lab, or iLab, is welcoming the public to observe how students are experimenting with motion capture technology, interactive 3-D models and virtual reality systems.

MU faculty, students fight world hunger

Since the 1950s, MU students and faculty members have been continuing to contribute in the plant and social sciences to fight world hunger.

Permanent storage facility found for MU's moldy books

The permanent storage facility is just east of Exit 121 on Interstate 70. The moldy books will be treated in Texas by the property restoration company Belfor.


Ensembles to premiere MU composer Stefan Freund's Civil War oratorio

MU composer Stefan Freund's new oratorio, "The War Amongst Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri" will premiere Thursday evening in Jesse Auditorium.

Search firm to hear thoughts on hiring new MU provost

Consultants from the Isaacson, Miller firm will meet with MU faculty, staff and students April 30 regarding the search for a new provost. The firm will assess an ideal provost's objectives, qualifications and personal qualities.

Job market for college graduates better but still weak

The job market is brightening for new grads, but many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they'd expected or hoped for.

Brand names in New York's standardized tests vex parents

Allegations of product placement in New York's Common Core English tests raise questions about marketing to children. 

UM System hires risk management firm to address sexual assault policies

By the first week of May, the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management will deliver an independent analysis of each University of Missouri System campus' sexual assault and mental health services.

Truman's Closet offers clothing rentals for MU students, staff, faculty

Founded last semester, Truman's Closet provides free business attire and formal wear rentals.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible

A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that tax-cut legislation could limit the money available for education.

MU chancellor meets with concerned student parents, shares his own experience

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and student parents concerned about the future of an on-campus day care facility found common ground in a private meeting Tuesday, but no decisions have been made regarding where the Student Parent Center will reopen.