March 12, 2010
Mary Burch Nirmaier, center, is greeted at the Columbia Regional Airport by Salute to Veterans chairman Mary McCleary Posner, left, and Dana Morgenthaler on Thursday. Nirmaier flew to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for her service in the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs.
Mary Burch Nirmaier holds her Congressional Gold Medal after returning to Columbia from an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. "I just want to tell all young girls that if they want to do something, get busy and do it," Nirmaier said. She received her medal for her service during World War II in the Woman Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs.
City Council Fourth Ward candidate Sarah Read poses for an in-studio portrait.
Robin Blake, a retired family physician and MU professor, reads a passage from "Still Alice," a novel about a woman's sudden descent into Alzheimer's disease during the MU Health Care Book Club meeting Wednesday. Blake retired early from medical school to write short stories and teach a class on medicine and literature.
Lisa Cunningham's first grade class at Rock Bridge Elementary School practices a tornado drill on Thursday in the school's media center. The school participates in a statewide tornado drill once a year.
The Chancellor's Diversity Initiative organizes a town meeting Thursday in connection with a cotton ball incident two weeks ago at Monsanto Auditorium. During the meeting, five KU students delivered a banner that expresses their support for diversity at MU.
March 11, 2010
MU Chancellor Brady J.Deaton, left, listens to Samantha Pugh from the University of Kansas during a town hall meeting Thursday at Monsanto Auditorium in connection with a cotton ball incident two weeks ago at MU. Five KU students visit MU to deliver a banner that expresses their support for diversity at MU.
Five University of Kansas students deliver a banner that expresses their support for diversity on campus during a town hall meeting in connection with a cotton ball incident two weeks ago at MU.
Drew Case from the University of Kansas, left, and Lawrence Hale of MU listen to a panel discussion during a town hall meeting Thursday about a cotton ball incident two weeks ago at MU.
Missouri forward Steve Moore is attended to by a trainer after a sideline collision with a cameraman in Thursday's loss to Nebraska in the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City.
Missouri coach Cindy Stein, right, talks with forward Jessra Johnson during a time out in the Tigers' loss to Texas on Thursday in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City.
Missouri's Amanda Hanneman, left, tries to get around Texas defender Kathleen Nash. "... That’s what I wanted to do, just give my all and that’s what happened.” Hanneman said.
MU freshman gymnast Brittany Bendoff performs during her floor routine on Friday night, Feb. 19, 2010, during the competition against Oklahoma University in the Hearnes Center. OU won the meet 197.05 to 195.50.
From left, Brandon Kies, Doug O'Connor, Gai Qun and Quinn Lewis of the Red Line Saxophone Quartet pose for a group photo. The four are students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. In the 2008 Plowman Competition, Red Line was given one of the judges’ special recognition awards.
John Payne is a research assistant at the Show-Me Institute, a Missouri-based think tank.
MU pitcher Kelly Fick earned the win Wednesday against Western Illinois in relief.
Missouri freshman J. J. Bowles, an ambassador of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri, reads over questions written by audience members at the mayoral candidate forum held in conjunction with the Missouri Students Association on Wednesday. A key topic of the evening was whether to install security cameras downtown.
Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid answers a question Wednesday evening at a forum held on the University of Missouri's campus.
Joan Sullivan, wife of mayoral candidate Sid Sullivan, listens to the candidates speak at a student forum on MU's campus Wednesday evening.
Columbia mayor candidates Jerry Wade, Paul Love, Sid Sullivan, Bob McDavid and Sean O'Day answer questions at a forum Wednesday sponsored by the Missouri Students Association and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri.