Missouri softball gets No. 9 overall seed in NCAA Tournament

The Tigers host first round play for a fourth consecutive year.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU graduation, Hickman baseball, Stephens College bridge repair

Images of MU's graduation weekend, a Hickman baseball game and a planned construction project were among the week's best photos by Missourian staff photographers.

FROM READERS: If you had to describe your mother in one word, what would it be?

In the spirit of Mother's Day, we asked readers to describe their mothers in one word. Here's what they said.

MULTIMEDIA: Iraqi mother adapts to raising her family in a place far from home

The Mahir family moved from Iraq to Columbia in 2006 after war broke out in their homeland. At that time, Shehla Mahir found herself raising a family in a place far from her own family, friends and home.

Missouri walks off Oklahoma State in final game of regular season

Catcher Jenna Marston ended the mini-marathon with a sharp single up the middle in the 10th inning, plating sophomore Mackenzie Sykes, who scored the only run of the game from second base.

MU School of Law sends off 163 new graduates

The dean of the law school and the president-elect of the Missouri Bar Association gave advice to the future lawyers at Sunday's ceremony.

GUEST COLUMN: Relearning a lost mother's lessons

Missourian interactive news editor Laura Johnston reflects on celebrating Mother's day after the death of her own mother.

Missouri baseball lets lead slip away in home finale

Missouri allowed runs in all but two innings against Memphis. 

FROM READERS: Columbia resident takes photos of a bluebird on her deck

Native Columbian Billie Silvey gets a quick glimpse and snaps some photos of a fledgling bluebird on her deck.

TOP HEADLINES: Talks collapse in Greece; Facebook CEO turning 28

Among today's top stories from The Associated Press: Critical talks to form a governing coalition in crisis-struck Greece foundered once more. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is turning 28 just a few days before his company's stock starts trading on the Nasdaq.

Braves complete sweep of Cardinals

St. Louis batters struck out 14 times and stranded 10 runners to get swept for the first time this season. 

Surging Royals beat White Sox, lose starting pitcher

A six-run ninth inning propelled Kansas City to 9-1 win. 

2012 college grads enter improving job market

The class of 2012 is leaving college with something that many graduates since the start of the Great Recession have lacked: jobs.

At Columbia University, 52-year-old janitor graduates with honors

For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University. On Sunday, the 52-year-old janitor donned a cap and gown to graduate with a bachelor's degree in classics.


Days before Facebook goes public, CEO Mark Zuckerberg turning 28

Zuckerberg is exactly half the age of the average S&P 500 CEO.