Renovations to the new MU Student Center will be complete this fall

A freshman’s guide to finances at MU

Expect Columbia to be a small town with big-city style

MU has a culturally rich and diverse population

How to maintain a healthy relationship with food during college

The section has information collected by a group of Australian exchange students

Good study skills can be the key to success

Students should stay on top of class schedules, assignment due dates and class notes so they don't have to cram on the night before an exam, academic advisers say.


Missouri official plans meeting to discuss Lake of Ozarks water quality

Attorney General Chris Koster says next month's meeting will look at scientific, technical and regulatory challenges at the sprawling mid-Missouri recreation area.

Cigarette in room with oxygen caused fatal blaze in St. Joseph

St. Joseph fire investigators say a fire that killed a couple at a senior housing unit in began when a man connected to an oxygen machine fell asleep while smoking.

2010-2011 Academic Calendar

Tiger Card is official entry to campus services and facilities

The MU student identification card is a vital piece to every freshman's time at MU.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you plan to vote in the Aug. 3 primary election?

Boone County will be voting on several elected positions and a controversial ballot measure this Tuesday.

UPDATE: Missouri auditor releases higher education reviews

The audits focused on a college construction plan that called for a $350 million transfer from MOHELA and on coordination within the Department of Higher Education.

COLUMN: Get out and vote on Tuesday

Voters face choices in county, state and federal races, and on Proposition C, which would exempt Missourians from participating in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

COLUMN: Instant replay takes the human element out of officiating sports

If the players are allowed to make mistakes during the game, officials should be able to as well.

GetAbout Columbia trail projects delayed, but progressing

Several trails in Columbia are nearing completion, though others are still not ready for bikers and runners.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wednesday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Events at the fair included figure-8 races and animal shows.

Boone County Sheriff's Department to conduct sobriety checkpoint

The checkpoint will begin at about 11 p.m. on the selected day and end at about 3 a.m. the following day.

City Manager Bill Watkins presents 2011 budget proposal

The city's financial picture is stable as a result of good foresight, said City Manager Bill Watkins. Future stability will depend on preparing for trouble yet to come.

GUEST COLUMN: 'Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act' would restrict responsible owners

A Missouri hobby breeder explains the proposed legislation and why it might harm dogs more than it helps them.