Protester marches with upside down flag

Duane Merrells walks with an upside down flag in a protest Aug. 18 against the shooting death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's shooting has sparked several weeks of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb.

Outrage erupts after Michael Brown shooting

In this Aug. 17 photo, people protest the shooting of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Details may differ and the circumstances of their deaths might remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests about police killings across the nation.

Steve Kopcha recognized with Missouri Honor Medal

Steve Kopcha

Chiefs' Charles hurdles Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles leaps over San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers and inside linebacker Andrew Gachkar, right, during the first half of Sunday's game in San Diego.

Petit pumps fist in National League Division Series

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit pumps his fist as he walks off the field at the end of the 15th inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series on Oct. 4, 2014 against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Petit has blossomed into a key pitcher for the Giants in the World Series.

Students view finished banner

Bryan Hill, left, and Taylor Pfaff walk past a "Space Camp"-themed homecoming banner outside the Sigma Kappa sorority house on Tuesday.

Students prepare Homecoming decorations

Brooke Schmidt, left, and Annie Lambesis paint a homecoming banner outside the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity house on Tuesday.

Homecoming banners celebrate MU pride

Brooke Schmidt, left, and Annie Lambesis paint a Tiger-themed Homecoming banner outside the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity house on Tuesday. Greek chapters create banners to celebrate MU spirit and pride.

Homecoming banner features hippie Truman

The Gamma Phi Beta Homecoming banner features daisies, sunflowers, carnations and a hippie version of Truman. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, the houses will put on skits for fellow students and the general public as part of Campus Decorations.

Students admire Homecoming banner

Sarah Cafazza, left, and Jamie Lazaroff, members of Chi Omega, admire their house's finished homecoming banner on Tuesday. Various Greek houses and residence halls have put up homecoming banners with the theme "Oh, the places you'll go" in honor of MU's 103rd Homecoming.

Michael Scherer was an easygoing child

Missouri middle linebacker Michael Scherer was an easygoing toddler that tolerated his older brothers' antics.

The Vanderbilt mascot performs at basketball game

The Vanderbilt mascot performs in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Jan. 11 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville known for its hot chicken

A diner reaches for a piece of hot chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, Tennessee. Hot chicken — fried chicken with varied amounts of seasoning that make the heat level run from mild to extra hot — is a signature dish of Nashville.

Jay Cutler plays in preseason game

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler rolls out for a pass against the San Diego Chargers during a preseason football game in 2010. Cutler is a graduate of Vanderbilt.

FROM READERS: Ian Ford stands next to a ducati motorcycle

Ian Ford stands next to a Ducati in a museum. "Old school passion, new school performance," Ford said.

Printer thickens ink

Printer Byron Smith prepares ink on a pallet by adding magnesium carbonate powder to thicken it for a smoother and more correct print in his studio on Orr Street.

Printer tests if ink spreads properly

Jeffrey Moore cuts scrap paper for test proofing of a print to make sure the ink spreads correctly. His Grindstone Lithography Studio keeps the art of printmaking alive.

Printer signs and numbers prints of state capitol

Jeffrey Moore prepares to sign and number 24 prints of the Missouri State Capitol building while in his Columbia studio on Orr Street.

Candidates attend forums

Nine candidates met with constituents and expressed their political views during two forums on Wednesday.

Morgan Eye looks for open teammate

Missouri women's basketball guard Morgan Eye looks for an open teammate during a game against Alabama on Feb. 9.