Biocontainment laboratory [Video]

MU's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory will aid biodefense researchers in fighting pathogens. The laboratory will support applied research and will develop vaccines, therapeutics, antibiotics and diagnostics against contagious diseases.

Claire Garden mug [Photo]

Claire Garden is a guest columnist.

MU celebrates touchdown against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri offensive tackle Colin Brown congratulates teammate Jeremy Maclin after Maclin's third quarter touchdown against Iowa State.

MU's Earl Goldsmith against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri's Earl Goldsmith keeps to the outside on a kickoff return against Iowa State.

MU's Jared Perry against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri receiver Jared Perry pulls in a pass in front of Iowa State defender Chris Brown.

MU's Jeremy Maclin against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin scored one touchdown on 103 yards receiving Saturday against Iowa State.

MU running back Derrick Washington against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri running back Derrick Washington scored two touchdowns on 128 yards of rushing Saturday in the Tigers' victory against host Iowa State.

MU's Leo Lyons vs. against Prairie View A&M [Photo]

Leo Lyons, right, scored a game-high 21 points, including 15 in the first half, Saturday against Prairie View A&M.

Dream job comes to an end [Photo]

Dan Claxton, a long-time voice in Columbia radio, recently lost his job as KFRU news director. "It became my dream to become news director for KFRU," he said. "That's all I ever wanted to do, and I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to do that for seven years — great job."

Relaxing with colleagues [Photo]

Dan Claxton enjoys a drink with colleagues at McNally's on Tuesday evening.

Cougars victory [Photo]

The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference tournament Saturday with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 win over Missouri Baptist University. Columbia College swept the tournament, winning all nine games in three matches. With the win, the No. 5-ranked Cougars earn an automatic bid into the national tournament.
Cougars, Flavia Lino, 8, and Nicole Murphy, 11 block the ball from MBU player, Lindsay Vlassos, 12.

MU quarterback Chase Daniel against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's victory over Iowa State.

Love is never wrong [Photo]

The proposition banning same-sex marriage passed in California in the Nov. 4 election with 52 percent of the vote. It had been introduced to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage that was overturned by the California Supreme Court earlier this year.

MU soccer player Alysha Bonnick [Photo]

Missouri’s Alysha Bonnick, left, collides with Evansville’s Katelyn Smith in the Tigers' win Friday in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.

Retired minister speaks at rally [Photo]

Dick Blount speaks about his experiences supporting gay rights while involved as a retired United Methodist minister. Blount said he hopes they can make the issue personal, rather than political. "These are our children; these are our family; these are our fellow citizens," he said. "We need to know them as people with a face."

Linda Hayes protests [Photo]

From left, Linda Hayes, Clayton Hayes and Claire Garden hold signs and listen to speakers at the protest of the passage of Proposition 8 in California on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Boone County Courthouse. "I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally," Hayes said, "and that includes my straight daughter and my gay son," Linda Hayes said.

Mark Buhrmester speaks at rally for equality [Photo]

Mark Buhrmester speaks to an audience on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a protest of California's passage of Proposition 8 at Boone County Courthouse. Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, and the protest was a part of a series of coordinated protests across the nation.

Cheerleading competition [Slideshow]

COLUMBIA — Hearnes Center was a sea of bouncing curls and glitzy hair bows when cheerleaders from across Missouri met on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 to compete for the state title.

Live art at Bluebird Festival [Photo]

Illustrator, painter, and designer Bradley Pipkin creates live art during performances Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.

Black Ceasar at Bluebird Festival [Photo]

Black Ceasar of Rhyme University, an indie hip-hop duo, performs Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.