university of missouri columbia en At MU, few students punished over sex assaults <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A University of Missouri-Columbia crisis center received nearly 100 reports of campus sex assaults last year, but only two students were punished for such offenses in 2012, a newspaper investigation has found.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:50:33 +0000 Associated Press 41306 at MU boosts scholarships for high achievers <p></p><p>The University of Missouri's flagship campus is sweetening the pot for high academic achievers.</p><p>The university announced a new $6,500 scholarship Friday as well as increases to two existing grants that reward academic excellence. The Columbia school calls the changes its most significant scholarship increases in two decades.</p><p>The new Chancellor's Award will go to Missouri residents who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class from an accredited high school and have a composite ACT score of 31 or higher.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:45:34 +0000 Associated Press 40105 at MU boosts scholarships for high achievers Mo., Kan. public colleges carefully seek minorities <p>Public colleges in Missouri and Kansas say a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action won't affect how they recruit minority students.</p><p>Officials at Missouri-Kansas City, The University of Missouri in Columbia, Kansas and Kansas State all say race plays no role in their admission standards.</p><p>The Supreme Court ruling in June didn't forbid considering race in admission but said schools must prove there are "no race-neutral alternatives" to achieve diversity on campus.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:42:27 +0000 Associated Press 36697 at Mo., Kan. public colleges carefully seek minorities