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MU Offers Free Tuition at MU High School for Employees Earning Diplomas

MBS Direct to Assist with Cost of Textbooks for Students

July 17, 2014

Today, MU officials announced that university employees wanting to earn their high school diplomas may register for free with MU High School, the University’s online high school that offers more than 180 courses for high school credit. Tuition will be paid for through an extension of the existing tuition assistance benefit program and with funds from the College of Education and their Mizzou K-12 Online program. Additionally, a local company, MBS Direct, will assist students with the cost of their textbooks.  Full Story
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EXPERT AVAILABLE: MU Researcher Offers New Perspectives on Violent Flash Mobs

Suggests officials should pay added attention to social media and the needs of youth

July 16, 2014

For the past few years, flash mobs have been featured in viral videos as good-natured choreographed dancing or singing events. Recently in suburban cities, several of these events have turned violent. J. Brian Houston, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Missouri, says understanding the origin of flash mobs could help combat their violent potential.  Full Story
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