Muriel Williams Battle approved as new high school's name

The footprint for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School takes shape along St. Charles Road in this aerial image taken Oct. 23. Battle, along with her husband, Eliot, served Columbia's community for many years and were two individuals instrumental in the integration of Columbia's schools.

The high school under construction in northeast Columbia officially has a name, colors and a mascot: Muriel Williams Battle High School, home of the blue and gold Spartans.

UM compares employee benefits to those at peer institutions

The University of Missouri System is looking at the employee benefits of 15 peer institutions to help it shape a new retirement plan.

MU Extension to cut positions, shuffle programs

MU Extension will reduce positions, transfer programs to other administrative offices and end its role in a distance learning partnership to save up to $2.7 million during the coming year.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should state officials get a pay raise?

Gov. Nixon has appointed a dozen Missourians to a constitutionally-required salary commission. Should they recommend increased pay for state officials?

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel responds to loss

Gary Pinkel tried to address the team's struggles, particularly with passing, during his weekly press conference but doesn't plan on changing the way he operates.

'Smart carpet' would help Alzheimer's patients keep independence

The flooring system, which is in the prototype stage, monitors movement and could alert caretakers to dangerous situations.

Victory against Missouri gives Texas Tech hope for season

The Red Raiders' come-from-behind victory over the Tigers may not have made the season, but it is a step in the right direction for first-year coach Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech.

MU survey shows students view diversity, campus climate positively

Of the more than 3,500 students surveyed, 85 percent said that MU has become more welcoming to students from diverse backgrounds.

Regency Hotel Downtown could be redeveloped as Hotel Indigo

The Regency Hotel Downtown is officially going to become part of the Hotel Indigo franchise when it reopens in 2013. Hotel Indigo is part of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts chain.

Taylor a unique leader for Rock Bridge soccer team

According to Rock Bridge boys soccer coach Kyle Austin, senior captain Ryan Taylor’s leadership is what sets him apart from the rest of his teammates.

Missouri versus Iowa State football game time announced

The Tigers will play the Cyclones at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Fall turkey season second-lowest ever in Missouri

Fewer hunters this year meant a decline in the number of turkeys killed.

Missouri set to process a record amount of donated deer this hunting season

Funding provided by the Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Association of Food Banks expanded the Share the Harvest program's capacity.

MU defensive specialist shares love of volleyball with mother

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan shares a passion for the sport with her mother, a former record-setting player at Kansas State.

Benefit raises money for James T. Scott headstone

The Second Missionary Baptist Church held a benefit Sunday to buy a headstone for James T. Scott. Scott was a black man lynched by a Columbia mob in 1923 after being accused of assaulting a white girl.

Use your cell phone to share your trophy

Hey hunters — submit a photo of the deer you bagged to The Columbia Missourian, and we'll put it online.

Arrival of autism director coincides with opening of new Thompson Center

Joel Bregman, the new director of MU's Thompson Center, represents the next evolutionary phase of the center. The center focuses on clinical care, professional training and research in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Council hears proposals for aiding in city manager search

Three executive search firms presented about the search for a new city manager at a City Council work session Monday night. The council might decide on one next week.

Buzzer beater hands Columbia College first loss of the season

The Cougars' poor shooting in the second half allowed Lyon College back into the game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball team wins exhibition

The Tigers pulled out a two-point win against Oklahoma City University.