COLUMBIA, Mo. • University of Missouri-Columbia administrators want tobacco users to empty their lips and power down their e-cigarettes when they step onto the state’s flagship campus.
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright on Tuesday announced a new policy banning all use of tobacco and e-cigarettes on campus. Administrators approved the ban on June 21, which was written by the Tobacco Free Mizzou Committee. The university applied for and won a grant from the American Cancer Society last year to help implement it.
A $50 million donation to St. Louis University — the largest gift in the school’s 200-year history — from area philanthropists Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield will create a new fund to finance faculty research and hire new professors.
The gift will establish the St. Louis University Research Institute. Rex Sinquefield, in an interview, said he suspected medicine might win a large portion of funding from the new institute because of the expense and prominence of academic medical research. But he said the new fund was intended to finance scholarship in the humanities, as well.
On most days, about 425 construction workers are busy on the east end of Washington University’s campus.
With a 790-space underground parking garage, new academic halls and a visitors center all under construction as part of the $280 million project to fill in what used to be six acres of surface parking, McCarthy Building Cos. is working with about 50 subcontractors and suppliers on the project.
One of them, though, is getting special treatment.