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Nov. 24, 2014

Residence halls to open Friday for Arkansas game

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

Residence halls will reopen their doors at 11 a.m. Friday for students returning from Thanksgiving break for the Missouri-Arkansas football game. Department of Residential Life Director Frankie Minor said this is the first time the university will reopen residence halls on Friday during break. “This is unusual for us … ...

Nov. 6, 2014

Cultural competency high among MU graduates, survey finds

Posted to UWire by Scott MacDonald on Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

MU graduates have high levels of respect for other cultures and think it’s important to interact with people who are different than them, according to a “cultural competency” survey conducted by Faculty Council in May. The survey comprised 15 statements involving diversity and cultural issues and asked students to respond ...

Oct. 25, 2014

Burglary reported at Tiger Diggs

Posted to UWire by Hailey Stolze on Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

The MU Police Department announced in a Clery release that a burglary occurred Saturday morning in the 300 block of Campus View Drive at the Campus View Apartments, operated by MU as Tiger Diggs. According to the release, police were notified that an unidentified male demanding money had broken into ...

Oct. 13, 2014

Faculty Council discuss concerns with MUSOP, mandatory reporting policy

Posted to UWire by Isabella Alves on Oct. 13, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.

The Faculty Council discussed issues regarding the MU Strategic Operating Plan and Executive Order 41 during its Oct. 9 meeting. Academic Affairs Committee Chairman Andre Ariew said an MUSOP evaluation committee was formed last academic year to address faculty appropriation needs. He said, however, that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin expressed ...

Oct. 5, 2014

Rape in residence hall reported to MUPD

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Oct. 5, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.

MU Police Department announced in a Clery release Sunday that a female reported being raped on Friday. The release said the victim reported being raped in a residence hall early Friday morning but does not recall which building. MUPD spokesman Brian Weimer could not confirm whether or not the victim ...

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 ...