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."
A laptop screen displays the results of a vision exam done at the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening held Thursday.
Laura Ziegler, a graduate student clinician from MU, conducts a hearing screening with 2-year-old Kaitlyn Gabrielson during the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening Thursday.
The number of traffic citations has increased substantially since Ken Burton was sworn in as Columbia's chief of police on March 30, 2009. When hired, Burton stated that he wanted offers to write more citations for traffic violations.
Missouri basketball player J.T. Tiller faced off against Missourian reporter Alex Ruppenthal in a defensive scrimmage Feb. 26 at Mizzou Arena. Tiller said he never underestimates the skill level of his opponent. The final score was 10-6, Tiller.
March 4, 2010
Columbia College senior Whitney Davis dribbles up the court against Harris Stowe on February 25, 2010.
Columbia College senior Whitney Davis is congratulated by head coach Mike Davis as the game against Harris Stowe ends on February 25, 2010. Mike Davis is Whitney Davis' father.
Kathy Forck, along with her husband Mike Forck, is a campaign director of the '40 Days For Life' protest against abortion. Forck stands outside of Planned Parenthood on Providence Road and prays the rosary Thursday during her daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. protest.