Northwest Missouri State University

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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University has received a $1.25 million gift from an anonymous donor.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/19K3xKq ) university president John Jasinski announced the gift Wednesday. He says the money is for academic enhancements at the Maryville school and came from an anonymous donor who died recently.

A portion of the gift will also increase another endowment for scholarships for students during the 2014-15 academic year.

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University has adopted a policy allowing students to seek medical care for overuse of alcohol or drugs without fear of reprisal.

The Maryville Daily Forum reports the amnesty provision approved by the university's Board of Regents is meant to ensure that students get the care they need.