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Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:21am

With the help of some recent big gifts and positive trends in the market, the University of Missouri-Columbia hit a new milestone: Its endowment reached $1 billion.

A hearty endowment makes universities look good when they’re competing for top faculty who are going to bring in grant money, as well as for top students.

It’s all about competition, and for a while, some other universities have had an advantage over Mizzou, according to Tom Hiles, vice chancellor for advancement.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:22am

BELLERIVE • The University of Missouri-St. Louis is bulking up class offerings during nights, weekends and online.

Except maybe not in that order.

UMSL recently started UMSL NOW — nights, online and weekends — which is an office focused solely on the needs of the many students who operate on non-traditional college schedules.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:22am

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel into space, will be in STL on Wednesday.

Jemison, who now serves as an ambassador for Bayer U.S. "Making Science Make Sense" program, will appear from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Louis Science Center's McDonnell Planetarium.

She will speak to third- and fourth-grade students about her journey from inner-city Chicago to being part of the Space Shuttle Endeavor crew in September 1992. Her current mission is to encourage young students, especially girls, to embrace science and math classes.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:13pm

Four St. Louis area schools earned the National Blue Ribbon honor this year.

They are:

• Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction, St. Louis Public Schools

• Mark Twain Elementary, Brentwood School District

• Chesterfield Elementary, Rockwood School District

• Rogers Elementary, Waterloo School District

The U.S. Department of Education awards the title each year to select schools for high academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap among racial and socioeconomic minorities.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:13pm

Before I was a dyslexia advocate, I was a mom sitting at the pool and complaining to a woman I will call Barbara about my daughter's school. Barbara had four children — the youngest still in college, the others launched into different adulthoods — and was one of those moms who got her kids, who deftly described the job of being four different moms to four different children.

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