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Sept. 16, 2014

Title IX office reports two rape cases

Posted to UWire by Maddie Foster on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.

The MU Police Department received two reports of rape from MU’s Title IX office. The first victim was raped by an unknown male at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday near the 400 block of South College Avenue. The suspect has been identified as a white male with brown hair. The second ...

MU reviewing Blackboard

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.

MU is currently considering whether to continue using Blackboard as a learning management system or replace it with a different product. Technology Resource Director Danna Vessell said to Faculty Council on Tuesday that MU is currently spending over $1 million each year for licensing and maintaining its Blackboard system. The ...

Sept. 9, 2014

MUPD receives report of sexual assault near Jesse Hall

Posted to UWire by Maddie Foster on Sept. 9, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

MU’s Title IX coordinators reported a sexual assault to the MU Police Department on Tuesday. According to a Clery release, the assault occurred on the benches between Hill Hall and Jesse Hall between midnight and 1 a.m. on Sept. 5. The suspect has been described as a male 5’8” or ...

Aug. 31, 2014

Registrar’s Office changes refund policy

Posted to UWire by Dalvin Parker on Aug. 31, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.

A shift in tuition-refund policy will allow students to change their schedules early in the semester without financial penalty. University Registrar Brenda Selman said the Office of the Registrar will refund 100 percent of course fees, as opposed to the 90 percent refunds of the past, for students who drop ...

April 24, 2014

Faculty Council discusses on-campus childcare, moldy books

Posted to UWire by Crystal Duan on April 24, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.

Childcare on campus was ranked the third least satisfactory item, according to a recent faculty survey. Council Chairman Craig Roberts said the council was one of many groups to weigh in on the priority of childcare, in light of the impending closure of the Student Parent Center and the University ...

April 11, 2014

Board of Curators passes amendment for eLearning program fee flexibility

Posted to UWire by Crystal Duan on April 11, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators proposed to allow campus eLearning program fee flexibility and had a preliminary review of the fiscal year 2015 budget on Thursday. UM System Vice President Hank Foley proposed revisions to the rules and regulations regarding eLearning fees to allow fluctuation for nonresident undergraduate rates, ...

April 2, 2014

Manor House apartments will close in May 2015

Posted to UWire by Crystal Duan on April 2, 2014 at 10:05 p.m.

The Department of Residential Life’s Manor House apartment complex, an eight-story building that primarily houses single graduate students, will close in May 2015, university officials announced Tuesday. After the partial collapse of a University Village building on Feb. 22, MU hired structural engineering company Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw Inc. to ...

March 10, 2014

Female student reports rape

Posted to UWire by Mark Kim on March 10, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.

The MU Police Department sent out a cleary release March 9 after a female student told a Department of Residential Life staff member she had been raped. The victim was assaulted at the 800 block of Richmond Avenue, according to the release. The victim is unsure on when the rape ...

March 3, 2014

College of Veterinary Medicine receives $2.5-million gift

Posted to UWire by Crystal Duan on March 3, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.
College of Veterinary Medicine  receives $2.5-million gift

The College of Veterinary Medicine received a $2.5-million gift Monday. The gift, which was an estate commitment courtesy of St. Louis residents Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill, will fund scholarships to cover 50 percent of all tuitions and fees for various students of the college. Students receiving the endowment-funded scholarships ...

March 1, 2014

MUPD responds to catalytic converters thefts

Posted to UWire by Mark Kim on March 1, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

The MU Police Department has received an increase in reports about catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles. These thefts do not occur only on campus, but also in the city of Columbia, according to an MUPD news release. The thefts happen mostly during the daytime. Suspects get under a car ...