Are the classrooms truly balanced?

The national debate over intellectual diversity arrives in Jefferson City on Tuesday, when the House Higher Education Committee is scheduled to take up a bill that would require Missouri universities to document efforts to protect students from political bias in the classroom.


Elaine Lawless will be the first to tell you that we are all storytellers.

Holey cow

MU College of Veterinary Medicine student Kristen Schweizer feels the mucosal lining of a cow’s stomach for her gastrointestinal physiology class.

Student curator representative search begins

MU’s student government has begun a search for a student representative to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Missouri Students Association president Rachel Anderson said applications will be collected through April 4.

Web site limits business bureaucracy

Mark Arcobasso trekked from office to office to fill out the paperwork for his business license, food and liquor licenses and tax information when he opened Domenico’s Restaurant in Jefferson City 15 years ago.

Music site opens files to MU users

The nearly 1,200 MU students who have signed up for the Cdigix music service since MU began offering it in 2005 will have to find another source for their MP3s.

All their world's a stage

On Friday afternoons at 3 p.m., most students at Smithton Middle School are outside swapping stories about their day, waiting for rides home or nailing down plans for the weekend.

KC may get a new children’s museum

SHAWNEE, Kan. — The Kansas City area already has museums targeted to children. But backers of a proposed children’s museum based on literature say the market can bear one more and that the proposed museum’s focus would make it a regional destination.

Friends gather to remember Nash

When Ricky Hughes arrived at The Fieldhouse, a Columbia sports bar, on Saturday night, he was wearing an oversized, gold necklace around his neck. Hanging from the necklace was a charm that read “N2.”

Paris helps OU grab easy win

Oklahoma sophomore Courtney Paris didn’t play against the Tigers until almost three minutes into the game. It was the first time she hasn’t started a game in her college career.

Pitching helps MU earn split on Sunday

One bad inning was all it took to keep the Missouri baseball team from recording two shutouts in the Service Academy Classic on Sunday in Millington, Tenn. Instead, the Tigers split the day’s games and finished the weekend’s tournament with a 1-3 record.

Missouri outscores Shockers for title

The Missouri softball team won its first tournament of the season at the Lacy’Back Invitational on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 10-7 win over Wichita State.

Blues’ win streak ends

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks’ success is often tied to Martin Havlat’s production.

Chiefs’ Allen requests trade

KANSAS CITY — Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen wants out of Kansas City.

Limitations placed on lead shot use

JEFFERSON CITY — Beginning this week, the Missouri Department of Conservation will ban hunters from using lead shotgun ammunition at 21 of the department’s conservation areas.

Bee owners on ALERT

When master beekeeper Jann Amos started losing hives early in November, he didn’t think too much of it.

City swaps hands-on work for education

The city parks department is integrating community service and the outdoors in a program designed to get volunteers looking at bugs, handling plants and wading into murky waters.

Scorsese’s ‘The Departed’ wins top awards

LOS ANGELES — The big surprise of the Academy Awards on Sunday came with “The Departed” winning both best picture and the best director award for Martin Scorsese.

State looks to usurp some local controls

JEFFERSON CITY — The answer: Cable TV, telephones and large livestock farms.

And the (potential) winner is...

In anticipation of tonight’s 79th Annual Academy Awards, the Missourian found five Columbia residents to predict who will take home Oscars in nine categories. The individuals are as diverse as their predictions. The Oscars air tonight, at 7 p.m., on ABC.