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Stephens president uses social media to connect with campus

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch blogs about her personal experiences at Stephens to connect with students she wouldn't normally be able to speak to.

MU professor will experiment using social media in his classroom

MU professor Larry Brown has decided to try incorporating Facebook into his teaching, but is wary of it's ability to replace in-person conversation.

MU convergence instructor creates Twitter buzz

New MU journalism faculty member Jim Macmillan has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. He thinks journalism students will need to know how to use social networking.

UPDATE: Nixon announces technology grants for schools

Columbia schools will receive $199,989 as part of the more than $4 million in grants to fund technology in Missouri schools.

Columbia College student teachers gain direct placement in public schools

Starting in the fall, student teachers at Columbia College can work directly with seven schools in the Columbia Public School District. Previously, they had to secure placement by going through MU's program.

A hero shunted aside

Stan the Man should have had his day at this year’s MLB All-Star Game, and he should not have been upstaged by anyone, not even the president.

History offers valuable lessons in modern issues of race

The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates provided proof that conversations on race are still vital and important. It's up to everyone to know their history in order to maintain the discussion and keep others informed.

Columbia City Council hears report on lowering residential speed limits

An MU study found that lowering the speed limit to 25 mph in residential neighborhoods encourages drivers to travel at a slower speed. The City Council will vote on the issue at its Aug. 17 meeting.

Proposed loitering law report reviewed by city council

The City Council wants police to conduct further research about a potential ordinance to prohibit loitering downtown.

P&Z to begin soliciting comprehensive plan task force applicants

The city will begin looking for people interested in joining a task force charged with helping the Planning and Zoning Commission develop a comprehensive plan for Columbia.

Public shares views of campus police department

As part of the process for being re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the MU Police Department held an information session in which members of the public discussed their opinions of MU police. In order to receive re-accreditation, the department must meet 357 of the commission's standards.

Columbia police officers receive award for saving life

Two Columbia police officers were honored Monday night for helping to save a Columbia man.

Police still looking for shooting suspect

Police are still searching for a suspect believed to be involved in Friday's shooting of a Columbia 15-year-old.

Council discusses details of financial agreement on Roots 'N' Blues festival

The City Council hopes to have details for this year's Roots 'N' Blues festival finalized later this month.

City Council still divided on bicycle harassment

The City Council will vote on potentially suspending the bicycle harassment ordinance at its Aug. 17 meeting.

Columbia City Council discusses capital projects, approves Stadium widening agreement

City Council discussed a number of infrastructure projects at Monday's meeting, including financing the widening of Stadium Boulevard and repairing the pedestrian bridges near Stephens College.

Raising a child costs middle-income families $221,000

Families spend varying amounts raising their children. Lower income families spend $160,000 through age 17, middle income families spend $221,000 and higher income families spend about $367,000, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Missourian on trial in Myanmar hospitalized for seizures

The seizures risk further delaying the court ruling for John Yettaw, who faces up to five years in jail for swimming to Aung San Suu Kyi's house, violating the terms of the democracy leader's detention.

Stormin' Norman leaves fundraising job at MU

The 74-year-old Norm Stewart, a former MU basketball coach, announced he will no longer work for the university.

Maclin and Eagles agree on 5-year contract

The former Missouri wide receiver has not been at the Eagles training camp since last Sunday while the negotiations were ongoing.

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