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South African university hopes to join with MU on student leadership exchange

Khaya Magopeni speaks to a group at MU's Memorial Union about the challenges of student leadership. Magopeni is assistant to the deputy vice chancellor and a member of the chancellor's student development and support team at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Khaya Magopeni visited MU on Monday and talked about the importance of student leadership in African higher education. He discussed the possibility of a student leader exchange program between his school in South Africa and MU.

BOONE LIFE: A first solo

Jonathan D. McQuilkin took his first solo flight Sept. 22 as part of his pilot's license training.

UPDATE: MU must evaluate 75 'low-producing' degree programs

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has given MU until Oct. 21 to justify or offer to terminate the programs, which produce relatively few graduates.

Committee narrows new Columbia high school names to three

Battle, Lakewood and Neil Aslin are the top choices for Columbia's next public high school. The naming committee has one more month to consider the names and will make a recommendation to the School Board in November.

Missouri's revenue looking up in fiscal 2011

In the first fiscal quarter, Missouri saw revenue rise 2.6 percent. Corporate income tax revenue, especially, has improved.

Putting headstone on lynching victim's grave provides chance for closure

The local minister organizing the James T. Scott Monument Committee hopes it will help Columbia move past a racial divide.

Missouri's Aldon Smith remains sidelined for Colorado football game

MU football coach Gary Pinkel wouldn’t speculate when standout defensive lineman Aldon Smith would return but was confident that backups would step up.

Big 12 North football contenders set to square off

Undefeated Nebraska faces undefeated Kansas State, and Colorado (3-1) travels to Columbia to play undefeated Missouri.

Voter registration deadline nears for November election

The Missouri secretary of state's office says many people typically miss the cutoff.

'Keys to the City' and first Building Community NOW meetings approaching

The first of four Building Community NOW workshops will be held Wednesday following the "Keys to the City" meeting.

A "Journey to Excellence"; Columbia's plans for city improvement and national recognition

Columbia will be pursuing two awards for excellence in business quality and leadership, including the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige Award.

Opposed neighbors win council's support on Great Hang-ups rezoning

The lack of a detailed site plan played a part in the council's decision.

Columbia College volleyball coach stays competitive

Melinda Wrye-Washington's competitive nature and desire for success has led to an impressive coaching career at Columbia College. She registered her 400th win as coach of the Cougars on Sept. 10.

City communication snafus keep proposed pedestrian improvements in limbo

For the second time, the proposed pedestrian improvements at Providence and Business Loop 70 were tabled because property owners were not notified.

Roots ’N’ Blues went off without a hitch

Set up began on Wednesday and the festival started with a parade on Friday. Musical acts performed and the barbecue contest was held on Saturday, which 4 Smokin' Butts won.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of child pornography after Internet tip

The investigation began in late August. Weeks later, Brian Michael Rufener was arrested on two counts of suspicion of possession of child pornography in the first degree and one count of promoting child pornography.

LETTER: Love man's best friend and support Proposition B

Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, requires care for the dogs in breeding-operations that all dog-owners should be in support of.

La Russa may have coached final inning with Cardinals

After 15 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, La Russa will announce next week whether he will return to Busch Stadium.

Home-course advantage not a factor for MU women's golf

The MU women's golf team is is struggling at the Johnie Imes Invitational, the only tournament the Tigers are hosting this season. They are currently in 14th place out of 15 teams.

Defining the fundamental elements of the Missouri coordinating board's review mandate

MU has several courses of action for programs deemed "low-producing."

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