Brad Pitt [Photo]

The actor has appeared in numerous blockbuster films, including "Fight Club" and "Inglourious Basterds." He never made an appearance at MU on Thursday.

Brad Pitt NOT at MU [Photo]

A group of students gathers outside of the MU Student Center on Thursday afternoon after rumors spread that Brad Pitt was on campus. Photos from Los Angeles clearly showed him to be in that area today and not at MU. The actor attended MU in the 1980s, but he did not graduate.

Taxi driver questions downtown taxi stand proposal [Photo]

Harold Kidwell, who has been a Taxi Terry’s driver and supervisor for a little over a year, drives to pick up a passenger from Hanover Estates. Kidwell said he thinks the downtown taxi stand idea will not work, but he agreed to giving it a six-month trial run. “A problem that now exists on Broadway is simply being taken to a new location,” Kidwell said.

Late-night taxi stands could improve public safety [Photo]

Keith Reid, 22, right, waits for his friends to get into the taxi with him after the bars closed on early Sunday morning on Broadway. Taxi stands are being proposed downtown to increase public safety and to reduce the crowding outside of bars when they close.

City Council considers late-night taxi stands [Graphic]

City Council considers downtown taxi stands [Photo]

Taxi Terry's owner Angie Nickerson peels a taxi service price sticker from the inside of a taxi before replacing it with a new sticker that features inclement weather and special event rates. City Council will discuss whether to turn some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands.

Taxi stands could increase safety downtown [Photo]

The interior of Taxi Terry's features an abundance of taxi memorabilia and souvenirs. City Council is considering turning some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands in an effort to curb congestion and promote safety.

Paul Litton and S. David Mitchell at Difficult Dialogues session [Photo]

MU associate professor of law Paul Litton, left, and MU associate professor of law S. David Mitchell spoke at a Difficult Dialogues session on Thursday. Mitchell spent a lot of time discussing who the victims were of the racial slur graffiti that was spray painted on a sculpture in front of Hatch Hall on Saturday.

Relaxing at Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

Though ice still covers much of Stephens Lake, Jack Henning and Regina Swank spent part of Thursday morning at the park.

Swinging at Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

Itsel, 2, is lifted out of a swing at Stephens Lake Park by her mother, Elizabeth Updegraff, on Thursday morning. With unusually warm temperatures in the 70s, Columbia residents were out to take advantage of the day.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores vs. Oklahoma State [Photo]

Missouri forward Christine Flores shoots against Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Flores led the Tigers with 23 points and seven rebounds in a 71-65 overtime victory.

Missouri blocks Oklahoma State [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores attempts to block a shot from Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias. Flores offense more than her defense was key in Missouri's comeback win.

Crafton contends with defenders [Photo]

Missouri guard Sydney Crafton looks to pass the ball as Oklahoma State's Carissa Crutchfield blocks Crafton from moving backward. Crafton finished with eight points and was involved in a late-game incident that preceded Missouri's rall .

MU wrestler Nathan McCormick [Photo]

Missouri 133-pounder Nathan McCormick says he becomes an intense competitor when he is on the wrestling mat. “I’ve got a split personality,” he said. “When I’m not wrestling, I’m pretty laid back and fun to be around.”

Man detained by police [Photo]

Columbia police officers detain a man on the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets in connection with a report of a stabbing behind The Rome restaurant on Wednesday night. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene at about 10:20 p.m.

Missouri rallies against Oklahoma St. [Photo]

Missouri forward Christine Flores, right, and RaeShara Brown react to forcing overtime against Oklahoma State. The Tigers scored 11-unanswered points with four minutes left in regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime. Flores had nine points in this rally. Brown had two.

Playing Frisbee in warm weather [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Joshua Drage takes aim during a pick-up ultimate Frisbee game in the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle on Wednesday. The trend of warmer-than-usual weather continued, with a high of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Making gluten-free pizza [Photo]

Cory Hodapp takes out a pizza that was prepared with gluten-free dough Monday. The Rome has been offering a gluten-free menu for the past four months.

Making gluten-free dough [Photo]

Cory Hodapp, owner of The Rome restaurant, prepares gluten-free dough for a pizza Monday. Demand for gluten-free foods has also resulted in gluten-free sections in Columbia grocery stores, including Schnucks, Hy-Vee and Gerbes.

Pitching practice [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Brad Buehler practices pitching during practice Wednesday at Faurot Field.