MU will accept new nuclear engineering graduate students, Deaton says

Chancellor Brady Deaton has announced that nuclear engineering graduate programs are open for admissions and stated the MU Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute curriculum won't be changed within the next five years.

New MU Hillel director steps in on temporary basis

Jeanne Snodgrass, the new director of MU Hillel, uses her experience with college students and business knowledge to expand programming. 

American Airlines begins flights at Columbia Regional Airport

American Airlines launched flights to and from Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth. 

High school student uses difficult childhood for motivation to succeed

Despite her parents being arrested when she was 8, Monica Smith has become a successful student and athlete and has learned what it means to forgive.

Missouri women struggle to score in loss at Vanderbilt

The Tigers shot just 4-for-27 behind the arc Thursday at Vanderbilt, resulting in a 62-46 loss. Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Tigers with 20 points in the loss.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students make condom roses for Valentines Day at booth promoting safe sex

Stephens basketball team topples Harris-Stowe

Senior Jess McConnell led the Stars with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win.

Columbia College men beat Missouri Baptist to remain undefeated

The Columbia College men's basketball team narrowly beat Missouri Baptist University to remain undefeated and clinch a share of the conference regular-season championship.

Columbia College women topple Missouri Baptist on the road

Lily Abreu scored a career-high 34 points for Columbia College. Danielle Ingrum also had 11 points for the Cougars.

WHAT YOU SAID: Where do Columbia residents want to fly?

With Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony, Columbia Regional Airport now offers flights to and from Chicago, Dallas Fort-Worth and Orlando. The Missourian asked ceremony attendees and other Columbia residents what other destinations they'd like the airport to offer.


Missourian sports journalists win 11 awards in national contest

Student-reporters at the Missourian competed with professionals in the 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors contest and won 11 awards — the most since 2001.

FROM READERS: Fashion blogger encourages readers to find their own style

Jasmine Cooper is a sophomore textile and apparel management major at MU. She keeps a blog called Fashion Stories, where she hopes to inspire young women to be confident in their own skin.

FROM READERS: Trial attorneys, Buddy Packs and apple pie?

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys volunteered at Feeding America food banks across the state, beginning in Columbia on Jan. 28.

Kermit Nations Jr. was an artist, veteran, devoted partner

Kermit "Mat" Gentry Nations Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He was an artist, gardener, veteran and caring partner.

Missouri House budget plan skips Medicaid expansion

The plan also would pare back Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed $34 million funding increase for public colleges and universities to $20 million.


Missouri voter photo ID requirement clears House

The House approved a constitutional amendment that allows a photo ID requirement. Lawmakers then endorsed legislation to implement it.

Royals' Johnson adjusts to new home

Elliott Johnson, who was also a high school basketball star, played in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 11 years.

Cardinals extend contracts of general manager Mozeliak, manager Matheny

Cardinals chairman William DeWitt said he hopes the contract extensions help the team continue contending for World Series titles in the near future.


MULTIMEDIA: An unusual Valentine's gift: Chewie, but not candy

Decked out in a giant satin heart on top of the wooly suit, Froese delivered a card, cookies and balloons to Devin Glenn at Veterans United Home Loans on Forum Boulevard.

Kermit Nations, June 8, 1945 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

Mr. Nations, who served in the Navy, is survived by his partner, Chris J. Davidson, one brother and one sister.