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Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:06pm

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.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:06pm

Students at East St. Louis High School are no longer allowed to bring outside snacks into the school after a “banned substance” was brought onto campus through a snack on Tuesday.

Officials would not say what the substance or snack was.

“This action has been taken to ensure the safety and health of the overall student body,” the school said in a statement.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:12pm

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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:12pm

JEFFERSON CITY • Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday appointed two new members to the state's Board of Education, which was hobbled and unable to meet under Parson's predecessor, former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Parson named Kim Bailey of Raymore and Don Claycomb of Linn to the panel, which oversees K-12 education.

According to a news release, Bailey holds a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Friends University.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:12pm

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.

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