New sculpture unveiled at Life Sciences Center

The new sculpture at MU’s Life Sciences Center features eight discs that highlight new breakthroughs by researchers at MU. Al McQuinn, a 1954 MU graduate, commissioned the artwork.

The university’s newest piece of art was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony at the Life Sciences Center. The sculpture was funded by Al McQuinn, a 1954 MU graduate.

Columbia College goalie’s work ethic overcomes his lack of experience

Columbia College’s sophomore goalie Zach Clem has only played competitive soccer for five years, but with hard work and determination he has walked on and been the starter for the Cougars this season.

Kewpie runner finds relief in Rubik’s Cube

Sam Masters’ puzzle-solving skill became important to him early this cross country season when he couldn’t complete a race and needed to get his body back in shape.

Hometown Olympians

Columbia natives Bob Stephens and Harry Besleme will represent the United States in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shangai, China.

Shooting suspect’s bond revoked

Kristopher Prince, one of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Tedarrian Robinson, was arrested Monday after his bond’s collateral was found insecure.

Rain not likely to help foliage forecast

Even if Boone County sees a little bit more rain over the next two weeks, it’s unlikely that the chance of seeing vibrant, colorful leaves this fall will improve because of all the warm, dry weather the area’s had over the past few months.

Missouri students raise math scores

Missouri's fourth and eighth grade students now score at the national average in math and continue to score at the national average in reading.

Supreme Court set to review legality of lethal injection

This will be the first time since 1879 that the high court has heard a challenge to a method of execution.

J-school alumnus returns to discuss Christianity

MU alumnus and New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel returns to Columbia this week to discuss his personal religious journey.

Wal-Mart vice president to speak at MU

Beth Schommer, senior vice president and general merchandise manager over the home merchandising division at Wal-Mart, will be giving three lectures at MU based on her experience in business.

Missouri government’s terror-free investing pays off

In its first year, a new socially responsible fund outperformed its less discerning competitors, according to the state treasurer.

Owner of Missouri group home arrested on Medicaid Fraud charge

Federal prosecutors accuse Robert Dupont of operating residential care facilities despite a previous fraud conviction. Dupont owned the Anderson Guest House, which burned down in November.

Columbia residents line up for ‘Halo 3’

Gamers stayed up late Monday night to purchase ‘Halo 3’ for the Xbox 360 console. The game is expected to set sales records.

Vicious attacks on Petraeus cross the line

Missourian columnist Miller says it’s nice to get away from the world of news for a week, but coming back home leads one to find that very little has changed.

Stephens proud of team mom

Balancing athletics and academics requires extra effort for Stephens volleyball player Jo Marquez, who is also a single parent with a 3-year-old daughter.

Missouri, Nebraska set to play in primetime football spotlight

The Missouri football team's Big 12 Conference opener against Nebraska on Oct. 6 is set to be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Fewer than 2,000 general admission tickets remain for the game.

Cowboys’ Gundy defends postgame tirade

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy was livid with media because of a column published about former starting quarterback Bobby Reid. His anger was still apparent during Monday’s Big 12 coaches' teleconference.