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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

St. Louis already has one pre-eminent research university — and it’s not the one located on Grand Boulevard.

Ken Olliff wants that to change.

“St. Louis needs two great research universities,” says the recently hired vice president for research at St. Louis University.

Olliff is in charge of SLU’s campaign to build itself into one of them, with the ultimate goal of positioning the soon-to-be 200-year-old institution as one of the world’s premier Jesuit research universities.

Step one: Double SLU’s research budget to $100 million over the next five years.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:07pm

ST. LOUIS • University of Missouri-Columbia leaders celebrated a $21.6 million gift to the journalism school Friday — the sixth-largest donation in the flagship campus’ history according to campus leaders.

The massive gift comes from David Novak, a co-founder and recently retired chief executive for Yum! Brands, the umbrella company for Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.

The donation will create a Novak Leadership Institute within the School of Journalism.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:07pm

ST. LOUIS • Northwest Missouri State University announced a new program Thursday from which students have already started to reap rewards.

The program, called the American Dream Grant, covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for students who are eligible for federal need-based financial aid.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:50am

Washington University researchers and local agencies will use a $1.1 million grant to develop a better school model that doesn't just educate students, but tends to their physical and emotional health.

For the Sake of All, an initiative based at Washington University that studies health disparities and inequities for African-Americans, received the grant to study schools in St. Louis Public Schools and Normandy schools to develop the model.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:37pm

ST. LOUIS • The University of Missouri-Columbia is partnering with one of the largest auditing and tax firms in the country to offer a new masters degree.

Students who participate will have tuition covered and more than likely have job offers at the sponsoring company, KPMG LLP, after graduation.

Mizzou is one of nine schools to offer the new KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics program. Other university participants include Arizona State University, Baylor University, the University of Georgia and the University of Southern California.

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