COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education.
Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his...
Student charged over protest at anti-transgender speech
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri-Kansas City student is facing charges after he sprayed a substance toward conservative political commentator Michael Knowles during an...
Study: Missouri’s marijuana supply will outpace demand
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri won't have enough demand for medical marijuana to support the number of businesses the state is required to license by next year, according to a new study.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is hunting for more campus housing just two years after it was forced to idle some residence halls after protests over race had sent enrollment...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two years after a scathing report on the safety of its Greek system, the University of Missouri on Thursday unveiled reforms that address hazing, diversity, partying and...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say they have fired a campus police officer after verifying he was in a photo in blackface.
Nobel Prize award donated to University of Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The man who won the University of Missouri's first Nobel Prize is donating the prize money to the university.
George Smith announced Tuesday he will donate the $243,000...
Missouri to create center for rural students’ mental health
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $10 million federal grant to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health.
Lawmakers team up to advocate for University of Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers is banding together to advocate for the University of Missouri System.
Some Missouri schools cancel classes after winter blast
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another round of winter weather is closing schools in Missouri.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory across a large swath of Missouri on...
University of Missouri reports tuberculosis case on campus
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri says a student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and left campus voluntarily.
The school said in a news release that campus and...
Missouri student on Columbia campus has active tuberculosis
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say a student on the Columbia campus has active tuberculosis and may have infected other people.
The school announced Monday that the Boone County health department is working with university health officials to determine whether other students and staff need testing.
Privacy laws prohibit the release of any information about the student.
University of Missouri sees hike in discrimination reports
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri saw an uptick in reports of discrimination and harassment in the 2017-2018 school year from the previous year, according to new data.
University of Missouri re-establishes graduate school
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has re-established its Graduate School as an academic and administrative unit.
Man arrested in Bird scooter thefts on Missouri campus
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old man is charged in the theft of 40 impounded Bird scooters from the University of Missouri campus.
Anthony Hamilton, of Columbia, is charged with first-degree trespassing and second-degree property damage.
University of Missouri System: Applications up at 3 campuses
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri System is seeing an increase in freshman applications at three campuses this fall compared to last year, according to system officials.
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University of Missouri confident in research complex plans
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say they are confident they will be able to secure funding for the Columbia campus' first research facility since 2004.
More school closures in Missouri as winter blasts continue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of Missouri school districts canceling classes has grown after another round of winter weather.
The National Weather Service issued a mixture of ice storm warnings and winter weather advisories Thursday for a large swatch of the state. Schools in Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City and St. Joseph closed their doors, along with many smaller districts. The University of Missouri and Missouri Western also told students to stay home.
Drug charge filed in University of Missouri student’s death
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri student has been charged with providing the pain medication Percocet to a classmate from Illinois who died in his dorm room.
Nineteen-year-old Carson Latimer was charged Monday with a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message.
University of Missouri to increase costs at 3 campuses
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is planning to raise the cost of food and housing at three campuses beginning next school year.
University system officials approved the rate hikes for its Kansas City, St. Louis and Rolla campuses on Monday, the Kansas City Star reported.
UMKC announces plans to build conservatory on campus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced plans to put its new arts conservatory on campus and not downtown as originally proposed.
Project looks into how drones can predict spread of wildfire
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires.
Professor accused of coercing students to work has resigned
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned after being accused of coercing foreign graduate students to perform work and personal tasks for him.
University officials announced Wednesday that Ashim Mitra resigned from the School of Pharmacy one day before a hearing was scheduled to determine his future at the university.
University of Missouri to reopen residence halls early
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia will reopen its residence halls one day earlier than planned so students can return early and beat a winter storm.
40 scooters stolen form University of Missouri impound lot
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police at the University of Missouri are investigating the theft of 40 impounded Bird scooters.
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More than 2,200 getting degrees at Mizzou commencement
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than 2,200 students will receive their degrees this weekend at commencement services at the University of Missouri.
The university says it will award 1,902 bachelor's degrees. Among those graduating are 220 online students who come from 28 states and two countries. The university says graduates in those programs range in age up to 64.
Cow steals spotlight at student’s graduation photo shoot
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.
University of Missouri enters world of competitive gaming
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is taking video gaming to the next level.
KMIZ-TV reports that the school became a member Tuesday of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, which is the largest college-level competitive gaming scene in the country.
Faculty worry buyout program could gut some departments
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri faculty members are raising concerns that the system's move to offer buyouts to its senior professors could leave some academic departments gutted.
Missouri researchers share lessons from humongous fungus
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It was discovered nearly three decades ago. At the time, it was thought to be heavier than a blue whale, bigger than 23 football fields and more than 1,500 years old. The news of its discovery appeared in almost all the major media outlets and even made David Letterman's Top 10 list.
466 tenured faculty eligible for university buyouts
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than 450 tenured faculty in the University of Missouri System are eligible for an employee buyout program.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the voluntary buyout program announced Friday will provide payments of 1.5 times the faculty member's benefit-eligible salary.
University System will offer buyouts to some faculty
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri System will offer voluntary buyouts for some tenured faculty starting this spring.
Provost Latha Ramchand said in an email to faculty and staff Friday that full-time and benefit-eligible tenured faculty who are 62 or older, with at least five years of service, can apply for the payouts.
UMSL cancels classes because of water outage
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Classes are cancelled at the University of Missouri's St. Louis campus because of a water outage.
The school said in a Facebook post that crews were working Thursday to make repairs. All classes and on-campus activities are canceled "until further notice." The post also says that provisions are being made for residence halls.
Storm dumps up to 9 inches in Missouri, canceling classes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A winter snowstorm has coated roads across northern Missouri, closing dozens of school districts and some colleges.
The National Weather Service says that 3 to 9 inches fell across northern Missouri on Sunday.
On Monday, the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College in Boonville canceled classes, and the University of Missouri announced that it won't open until noon. Among the school districts to call off classes are Boonville and Lee's Summit.
Courier Journal named then dropped 1st woman managing editor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Carol Sutton applied for a job at the Courier Journal in 1955, the only one offered to her was secretary, despite her stellar grades and recommendations from the University of Missouri.
"You look damn good," Executive Editor James Pope Sr. told her, she remembered decades later.
She disregarded the sexist crack and took the job anyway.
UMKC suspends professor after Star report
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City has suspended a School of Pharmacy professor with pay over allegations that he exploited foreign graduate students.
Man sentenced to 7 years in light rail train shooting death
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally shooting a man on a light rail train near the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Djion Oates, of Berkeley, admitted through a plea deal to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter in the April 2017 death of 22-year-old Jesse Boone. He also pleaded guilty to armed criminal action and unlawful gun possession. The sentence was imposed earlier this month.
Professor accused of making students watch dogs, be waiters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City is expanding its investigation of a professor after a Kansas City Star story revealed allegations that he coerced students to perform personal favors, including watching his dog and acting as waiters and busboys.
Missouri-Kansas City adds $20 million in scholarships
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to provide 400 more scholarships to low- and moderate-income students.
Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal announced Thursday that the university is partnering with the nonprofit KC Scholars to expand its scholarship program. The university and KC Scholars will each contribute $10 million.
McCaskill loss in Missouri illustrates urban-rural divide
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump might have lost ground with suburban voters during the midterm elections, but rural voters in Missouri more than made up for it by strongly supporting Trump-backed Republican Josh Hawley, who ousted self-described moderate Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday.
2 sentenced to probation in fraternity assault case
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two members of a now-shuttered fraternity at the University of Missouri have been sentenced to five years of probation for breaking one student's jaw and knocking out another's tooth.
Nurse charged with stealing drugs at Missouri hospital
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A registered nurse is charged with stealing fentanyl and other drugs from University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
Forty-year-old Leslie Neal, of Otterville, was charged Thursday with stealing a controlled substance.
MU researchers study cat genomes to treat human allergies
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cat genome sequences don't just tell us about cats anymore. The work of University of Missouri researchers is unlocking cat genomes so they can help us better understand human diseases.
Babies in neonatal care dressed up for Halloween
Police officer serves University of Missouri for 20 years
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When future MU Police Lt. April Colbrecht arrived on MU's campus in 1993, she parked illegally like any other lost and confused freshman.
"I moved out by myself with everything in my car," she said. "I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was Jesse Hall had the big dome."
She had no clue that day she moved away from home in Imperial, Missouri, and into her dorm that she would never leave the university.
University receives $22.4M in grants for rural education
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri College of Education has received a total of $22.4 million in grants, which will support rural education in Kansas and Missouri, and help schoolchildren develop social skills.
The university announced Wednesday it received an $18.6 million from two federal grants, which will be matched by $3.8 million from Kansas City Audio-Visual.