Nobel Prize Winner Honored with Dedicated Campus Bike Rack

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. George Smith learned this month that he will share this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists. Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space, but the 77-year-old…

MU’s Freshmen Enrollment Grows But Total Numbers Decline

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — The University of Missouri says freshmen enrollment increased for this school year, but overall enrollment declined. The Columbia Missourian reports freshmen enrollment increased 13 percent from fall 2017 to 2018. The 4,673 freshmen enrolled for the fall was 539 more than in 2017. Total enrollment at MU dropped 3.3 percent, from 30,870 students…

Judge Upholds University of Missouri Campus Gun Ban 

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — A judge has ruled that the University of Missouri’s campus ban on concealed guns doesn’t conflict with state law. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Circuit Judge Jeff Harris’s ruling on Wednesday rejected arguments that the ban violates a law protecting state employees from prosecution for having concealed guns in their parked…

Missouri Schools Work to Keep Students on Track for College

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Missouri high schools and universities are working to ensure students’ college plans remain on course. An estimated 200,000 students nationally experience “summer melt,” a term that means they’re derailed before even arriving to college, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Low-income and first-generation students disproportionately experience summer melt, according to University of…

University of Missouri Seeks to Remove Rental Scooters

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — The University of Missouri has asked an electric scooter rental company to leave campus. Karlin Seville is the communications manager with the university’s Division of Operations. He tells The Columbia Missourian that the university doesn’t have a contract with Bird, the California-based dockless scooter rental company. Seville says the university will meet with…