Deaton to retire after nine years as MU chancellor

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced Tuesday that he will retire effective Nov. 15. He has been chancellor since 2004.

After Nov. 15, Deaton will serve as chancellor emeritus and focus on MU's international development.


Eliot Battle, Columbia educator involved in desegregation, dies

Eliot Battle was an educator in the Columbia Public Schools from the late 1950s until his retirement in 1991. Columbia's new high school, Muriel Williams Battle High School, was named in honor of his wife, who died in 2003.

Former Missouri basketball player DeMarre Carroll hosts youth camp

Former Tigers standout DeMarre Carroll has found success in the NBA. However, his aspirations go beyond the game.

Educators, community remember Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle, 88, will be remembered for his positive attitude, his work to help integrate Columbia's schools and his dignity and kindness. He died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Participants fire water rockets during camp

Students are learning to build solid fuel rockets at a rocket camp at the Columbia Area Career Center.

TIMELINE: A look at Brady Deaton's career and accomplishments

On Wednesday, Brady Deaton announced he will retire in November as MU's chancellor, a position he has held for nine years.

Eliot Battle through the years

Eliot Battle was a prominent Columbia educator involved in the desegregation of Columbia Public Schools.

VIDEO: Eliot Battle remembers

Eliot Battle helped integrate Columbia Public Schools and was the first black faculty member at Hickman High School.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Gene Robertson touts Battle's 'change from within' philosophy

In this column from 2012, Dr. Robertson writes about how Eliot Battle worked to improve Columbia and MU.

J. KARL MILLER: How the shadow of Big Brother looms over Washington

The disclosure of data mining has aroused condemnation at both ends of the political spectrum. The far right and the far left alike have criticized this as an invasion of privacy. Either way, though, it's time for the Obama administration to be more transparent.

Storms pelt Midwest with rain, winds, hail

In addition to tornadoes, lightning and large hail, meteorologists were warning about the possibility of a weather event called a derecho, which is a storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles. The National Weather Center was using its highest alert level for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

UM System names Henry Foley executive vice president

Henry Foley will leave his positions at The Pennsylvania State University to come and fill the newly created post of executive vice president of academic affairs. 

News of Deaton's retirement gets mostly positive, humorous reactions

Much of the MU community's response online was appreciative of Chancellor Brady Deaton's nine years as chancellor, though there are some who are glad to see him go.

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle 'found me in the middle of giving up'

Carl W. Kenney II, a newspaper columnist and instructor at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, contributed a reflection on the life of Eliot Battle.

Missouri softball signees win Player of the Year awards

Tori Finucane of Maryland and Casey Stangle of Idaho each won the award in their respective states. Both are scheduled to join the Missouri softball team next season.

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle made a 'personal investment of time in me'

Ben Henick, a 1991 graduate of Hickman High School, contributes a reflection on how Eliot Battle impacted his life.

FROM READERS: Collected tributes to Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle, an educator in the Columbia Public Schools for more than 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. Here, Columbia remembers Battle and the contributions he made to the Columbia community.

DAVID ROSMAN: Other issues are far more important than museums moving

The re-purposing of the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is the underlying and more important story, and beyond the university, there are more important stories this summer.

Missouri tennis will play in National Indoor Tournament

For the third season in a row, Tigers are entered in the tournament set to begin in January.

Rosemary Chandler worked at Boone Hospital Center for 50 years

Rosemary Chandler began as a nurse's aid but served in several roles, including ward secretary, emergency room technician, paramedic and ambulance driver. In 1978, she transferred to the purchasing department where she retired as senior buyer.