September 11, 2008
Republican candidate Kenny Hulshof speaks with reporters following a Missouri gubernatorial debate at MU Wednesday.
Supporters wait to greet Democratic candidate Jay Nixon before his arrival at a Missouri gubernatorial debate at MU on Wednesday.
Republican Michael R. Gibbons, right, and Democrat Chris Koster debate Thursday in Gannett Hall at MU.
Democrat Jay Nixon, right, fields a question at the first Missouri gubernatorial debate alongside candidates Libertarian Andrew Finkenstadt, left, and Constitution Party nominee Greg Thompson. The gubernatorial candidates, including U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., not pictured, debated at MU.
Mike Shaughnessy, architect of the newly completed Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, oversees the photography of the building. The photographs will be used to enter the building for design awards within the next month.
The design of Rick Shaw's office follows the modern feeling of the Reynolds Institute's interior. The window overlooks the quad and the connecting buildings.
On the third floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, students and guests can watch plasma televisions while sitting on colorful balls.
The outside architecture of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute was designed to replicate the older appeal of the surrounding buildings.
The glass walkway in the second floor atrium surprises visitors Wednesday at the new Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Monte Selby sings a song about French toast that he co-wrote with third- through fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Thursday.
AUDIO: MU student Caitlin Ellis, 21, attended the gubernatorial debate at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. She weighed in on the issues she felt were most important.
Now that the MU School of Journalism's centennial is here, the Reynolds Journalism Institute is in full use. Students offer their opinions on the new establishment’s architecture and compare the traditional outer shell to its modern interior.
AUDIO: Democratic candidate Jay Nixon comments on the inclusion of the third-party candidates — from the Libertarian and Constitution parties — in a gubernatorial debate held at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.
AUDIO: MU student Mollie Landers, 19, attended the gubernatorial debate held at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. She weighed in on the issues she felt were most important.
AUDIO: MU student Brett Dinkins, 18, attended the gubernatorial debate at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, and weighed in on the issues he felt were most important.
ESPN anchor John Anderson discusses the future of sports journalism with panel members.
This cartoon reflects the exhausting nature of America’s modern presidential campaigns. Although it was published on election day in 1984, it is still applicable today. A voter covered with a pile of election paraphernalia pulls himself forward on his belly and reaches up to place his vote in a ballot box. A sign above him reads “Polling Place – No Electioneering Beyond This Point.”
On the morning after the election, early results indicated that Missouri would vote Democratic. By midnight, the vote count had tightened, and in the second cartoon, northeastern Republicans and southern Democrats pull Missouri in opposing directions. This cartoon reflects the ultimate outcome of the election: Missouri stands with the Republicans.
This cartoon reflects Missouri’s status as a “swing state” in the election of 1908. Officials took two days to count the votes, and Missouri ultimately supported the Republicans by less than 700 votes. William H. Taft won 347,203 votes (48.5 percent), while William J. Bryan received 346,574 (48.41 percent).
In 1948, General Dwight Eisenhower, an American hero after World War II, received overtures from both Democrats and Republicans to run for president. The general had no announced political affiliation, and both parties believed his popularity would lead to victory in November. S.J. Ray succinctly visualizes the mutual interest of the parties in Eisenhower by picturing a Democratic donkey and Republican elephant simultaneously daydreaming about the general.
The candidates for Missouri attorney general, Republican Michael R. Gibbons, at right, and Democrat Chris Koster, debate in Gannett Hall at MU in Columbia, Mo., Sept 11, 2008.