March 5, 2010
MU junior Alana Young and freshman Sierra Watson join hands during a group prayer at the unity event organized by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday night at Jesse Hall. Attendees were encouraged to wear blue to represent unity.
Senior Rachel Oswald looks toward the basket after grabbing an offensive rebound Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Karen Widaman, mother of senior Whitney Widaman, cheers from the stands as a half-court shot is made during the halftime entertainment. Whitney Widaman and Whitney Davis earned their 100th career wins in Friday night's victory over Williams Baptist.
Columbia College senior Veronica Smith jumps up for a layup against Williams Baptist on Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex. The Cougars won 95-63 to advance to the AMC title game.
Junior Marla Schweisberger swings at a pitch against Saint Louis University. Schweisberger hit a three-run home run for the Tigers in the first inning of the game Friday.
Tigers sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas throws against Saint Louis University on March 5 at University Field. Thomas threw her third career no-hitter in the 6-0 victory.
The main level atrium will include five restaurants and 600 seats for dining, socializing and studying. This section was scheduled to open spring 2011, but due to good weather and quick construction work, it will open Aug. 18. This could lead to the early completion of other construction phases.
Tim Eggleston leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010.
Farouk Aregbe leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010. The event was organized in connection with last Friday's cotton ball incident to heighten people's awareness of cultural and ethnic diversities on campus.
Music teacher Claudia Vergara reacts to her damaged piano after her house was destroyed in Constitucion, Chile on Tuesday. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday, Feb. 27 killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage.
A look back at the the first week of March, including photos from the earthquake in Chile, protests spanning the globe from Greece to the West Bank, and local college basketball.
Detective Steve Brown and his wife, Tina Brown, right, receive a celebration card from co-worker Erin Hull after his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.
Police Chief Ken Burton, right, congratulates Detective Steve Brown during his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.
Lieutenant John White, right, receives a retirement badge from Police Chief Ken Burton during a retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.
The Missouri men's basketball team has a roller coaster record of wins and losses against Kansas, with more lows than highs. The Tigers play the Jayhawks on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
MU students Sean Fitzgerald and Zachary Tucker apologize in a press release for their involvement in the cotton ball incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.
J.T. Tiller, a guard on the Missouri men’s basketball team, reaches for the ball during 65-56 win over Iowa State on Feb. 10.
Missouri basketball player J.T. Tiller takes on Missourian reporter Alex Ruppenthal in a defensive scrimmage at Mizzou Arena on Feb. 26. During games, Tiller typically keeps his eyes on his opponent's torso to predict his next move. Tiller's goal was to stop Ruppenthal or steal the ball before he passed half-court.
Cindy Hansen, an amblyopia technician, shows the results of an eye screening to Kristin Eastman and her father, Jim Lambert, as he holds Kristin's children Caroline and Luke Eastman. Ellie Eastman looks on at the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening held Thursday. Caroline, Luke, and Ellie are three of a set of quadruplets, all age 2.
Cindy Hansen, an amblyopia technician, conducts a vision screening with 16-month-old Connelly Vaughn as he sits with his mother, Kylie Vaughn, at the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening on Thursday. Kylie Vaughn, who is a participant in Parents as Teachers, says, "It's really nice because they give you advice and let you know what (your children) should be doing — what educational level they should be at."