Higher Education

Joe Dillard, 'Room 47 Archivist,' shares why he volunteers

Why do you volunteer? One committed reader talked to us about why he shares his time and expertise. Will you share your story?

MU, Three Rivers College to benefit from sale of trust assets

MU and Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri will receive 75 percent of the proceeds from the trust assets, which were liquidated during an auction on Sept. 6.

Stephens to add master's programs for screenwriting, physician assistants

Stephens College screenwriting graduate students will be greeted with a tip of the hat from Kermit the Frog on their way to class for one of the college's new master's program as they enter the gates of the Jim Henson Studios.


MU Faculty Council members discuss strategic plan, Title IX

MU faculty council members addressed the MU Strategic Operating Plan, Executive Order 41 and Title IX. Council members expressed concern that they have not been trained for mandatory reporting.

McCaskill talks about campus rape culture and legislation

During a visit to MU, the senator took the opportunity to get a reaction to the Campus Safety and Accountability Act, which would create a harsher financial penalty for universities that violate Title IX.

MU's Ellis Library to house new Census Bureau Research Data Center

The library will soon host an archive of confidential demographic data accessible to researchers from around the Midwest.

Stephens College students design, display "Breaking the Pattern of Breast Cancer" dresses

One dress is made of bubbled bath mats and a shower curtain, another features duct tape and trash bags. They will be displayed in the windows of downtown Columbia businesses in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

UM System chancellors hope enrollment continues to increase

At a UM System Board of Curators meeting Friday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the university will continue to seek high-achieving students.

Sen. Claire McCaskill to discuss campus rape culture at MU

Sen. Claire McCaskill will seek feedback for her recent Campus Safety and Accountability Act during a visit to MU on Tuesday.

UM President Tim Wolfe updates Board of Curators on Title IX issues

The UM System Board of Curators unanimously approved updates to the Collected Rules and Regulations, which were made in an attempt to strengthen the university's sexual misconduct and discrimination responses.

Columbia College video game challenge champion will win year's worth of pizza

Columbia College's video game challenge Oct. 17 will give students a chance to win a year's worth of textbooks and free pizza from MaMa Rosa's, an Ohio-based pizza company. The challenge is part of a week of inauguration events in honor of the school's new president, Scott Dalrymple.












McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults

Sen. Claire McCaskill's events will be in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Kirksville, Maryville, Rolla, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Springfield and Warrensburg.

Missouri colleges get $20 million from federal grants

The Missouri funding was included in $450 million of job-training grants announced Monday by the White House and federal education and labor departments.

WGU offers tuition discount for Missouri state employees

State workers can receive a 5 percent discount from Western Governors University Missouri, an online university aimed at making higher education affordable for working adults.


Hammock users, swing at your own risk at MU, city parks

Hammock-users aren't supposed to swing from the trees at MU or in Columbia parks because of potential damage to the trees.

UM System implements new hearing process for discrimination, harassment complaints

The new process was designed so all discrimination and harassment cases will be handled the same way, across all UM System campuses. Here's an explanation of what changed and what it means for students and employees.

Columbia College receives large donation from alumnus

More than $560,000 was donated a Columbia College campaign to improve the college's arts and humanities, business, athletics, adult higher education and science programs.

RSVP Center teaches how to help friends after sexual violence

Listening, believing and supporting are the main tools recommended to use when trying to help a victim of sexual violence.

Annual MU crime and fire safety report released

MU crime data distributed Wednesday reveals an increase in alcohol-related arrests and a decrease in drug-related arrests last year.

FROM READERS: What I learned from moving to South Korea

Elana Sindelar traveled to South Korea her freshman year of college to teach English to elementary students. She explained why she decided to stay: "Letting myself be vulnerable and falling in love with this country and the beautiful people I have met here — it’s the best decision I have ever made."