Advisory committee selected to coordinate University of Missouri Press integration

The Press Advisory Committee will help with the press's transition to MU and is comprised of Faculty Council members, representatives from all UM System campuses and people who formerly worked with the press.

Big Lots CEO donates $500,000 to Columbia College

Bargain store CEO Steven Fishman donated $500,000 to his alma mater, Columbia College. The funds will be used to open the Steven and Barbara Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship.

New MU research center provides room for advanced care, testing

The research center is part of a $5 million multi-stage renovation project that will provide room for new treatments and testing facilities.

Rock Quarry residents object to rezoning request for gas station

A convenience store planned for the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Grindstone Parkway has prompted protests and a petition from nearby residents.

Expansion of MU medical program hinges on tobacco tax vote

Some revenue raised by Proposition B would go toward creating a clinical campus program in Springfield and constructing a medical education building at MU, measures that would increase MU's medical class size.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, panel of activists discuss political injustices

Hundreds of MU students, professors, local activists and community members listened to political journalist Glenn Greenwald talk about the two-tiered justice system and participated in a subsequent panel discussion.

Proposed alcohol training ordinance supported at public hearing

Although few members of the community appeared at the hearing on a proposed alcohol training for servers, those who did approved the proposed ordinance.

Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin stops in Columbia

Rep. Todd Akin spoke to Columbia Republicans on Thursday about health care and abortion as part of a Senate campaign bus tour.

Taiwo Adeshigbin ready for Georgia homecoming with Missouri soccer team

The Tigers travel to Athens, Ga., for a road game Friday evening, but senior Taiwo Adeshigbin will be right at home.

Boone County planning commission members question proposed private road regulations

During a work session Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission members expressed concern that changes to regulations on private roads would lower property values.

PHOTOS: House on St. Joseph Street being torn down

A house at 308 St. Joseph St. in Columbia is in the process of going through inspections to be torn down. A house at 302 St. Joseph St. has already been torn down.

Jay Dix Station park plan includes family-friendly developments

More students than residents turned out for discussion of the park development plan that would construct a playground, several practice fields and a basketball court.

NASA astrophysicist, MU alum speaks about space research

Gerald Fishman talked about the development of space research and his personal research on gamma rays during his lecture Thursday.

Columbia's city information technology director resigns

Robert Simms, who had been Columbia's director of information technology since 2000, resigned Thursday, according to a city news release.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the 2012 Missouri Tigers football team

How tall is MU's tallest football player? And what else do you know about the current team?

Jen Wheeler, City of Refuge offers helping hand to refugees

The nonprofit organization helps refugees and immigrants become active members of the community.

Columbia artist uses spray paint to inspire creativity within community

Local artist James Hopfenblatt has created two graffiti murals on a storage shed on Rogers Street.

Hickman softball team rolls in final home game

The Hickman softball team beat New Franklin 16-0 in three innings Thursday.

Tiger Pantry collaborates with Pepe's for Friday fundraiser

Ten percent of each sale from the Mexican food truck will go toward buying food and paying bills for the food pantry.

Voice symposium to be held at Missouri Theatre

The event will feature a lecture on voice anatomy, tips on voice health and performances both spoken and sung.