Recent MU incidents spark 'victim blaming' and some worry

Experts say victim blaming leads to fewer victims reporting sexual assaults in fear of a backlash.

Point guard adjusts to new role with Missouri women's basketball team

Kyley Simmons, a sophomore on the Missouri women's basketball team, is adjusting to her new role as a shooting guard, but she maintains her point guard mentality.

UM System Board of Curators to look at raising tuition rates

The curators are scheduled to hear several financial presentations to move the budget process forward.

Smithsonian working with MU to restore part of Jefferson tombstone

The Smithsonian Institution will be restoring a 150- to 200-pound marble slab that is part of the original tombstone of Thomas Jefferson.

Shawna Johnson appointed as Access Arts executive director

Access Arts provides a range of classes using a variety of art media at different skill levels. Classes range from a beginning children's level to a professional level of instruction, and the school also provides special needs art classes.

Foils fly at Columbia Classical Fencing

The club teaches a style of fencing that was practiced in Europe in the 1700s and 1800s, instead of the rule-heavy approach of the Olympic sport.


TELL US: What should be the priorities of the UM System?

At the Missourian, we're putting together a list of issues that stakeholders feel deserve more attention — from the administration and in our news coverage. If you could add something to their agenda, what would it be?

MU biological sciences professor recognized for work with cancer cells

Stephen Alexander is among five fellows from MU named this year to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He discovered an enzyme that determines how cancer cells react to chemotherapy drugs.

Pastry chef-turned-sculptor feeds miniature appetite with Mouse Market

Mo Tipton, owner of The Mouse Market, creates dollhouse food for miniature enthusiasts.

Schwartze selected as Springfield's director of emergency communications

Zim Schwartze will manage Springfield's 911 center, which services 21 emergency response agencies.

FROM READERS: John Hall captures a few glimpses of spring before winter begins

John Hall shares pictures from a warm day in mid-Missouri.

J. KARL MILLER: The president should offer meaningful compromise on 2013 budget

The president's position, even defined as an initial offer on the table, cannot be considered a serious proposal by any reasonable standards.

DAVID ROSMAN: Online cheating devalues education

College Report Source, along with their brethren, do three things that are at best questionable, at worse the encouragement of cheating.

Tolton girls basketball players from Moberly bond over long commute

Three players on the Father Tolton Catholic girls basketball team live in Moberly. They all say that attendance at the school is worth a longer commute. One of the benefits is that they get to spend a whole lot of time with their team, and each other.

MU hosts doomsday discussion to debunk end of the world theories

The doomsday discussion was the kick-off event for the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s "Countdown to the End of the World," which will include various events and discussions leading up to Dec. 21, the supposed Mayan prediction for the end of the world. The countdown will end with a Dec. 21 rooftop party on MU’s Physics Building.

Providence bike trail to be made safer from water runoff

To help remove stormwater runoff, construction and landscaping commences on the South Providence Trail on Thursday.

Douglass High to hold annual City Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday

The celebration is held in early December to show families how to create their own celebrations during Kwanzaa week. 

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students prepare for final exams

MU students were caught studying the week before final exams officially begin. Reading Day for MU is Friday, and finals week starts Monday.

Beulah E. Clemons was longtime Order of the Eastern Star member

Beulah Clemons described as giving, caring person involved in church and her children's activities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speak up and change the conversation about rape

As students, you and I can have immense influence in shaping the opinions of our peers and promoting a safe environment if only we learn to speak up.