Arts and Science supplemental fee proposed at Faculty Council

Faculty Council also discussed its desire to be involved with the search for a new provost.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Voting for Hall of Famous Missourians welcomed

In a departure from tradition, Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, asked Missouri residents to nominate and select two additions to the hall. The decision was popular.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Deaton reminds faculty of accomplishments as chancellor

Wednesday's General Faculty meeting was the last for MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who will retire Nov. 15.


Rock Bridge softball plays in pink for breast cancer awareness

The Rock Bridge softball team hosted its annual "Pink Out" game, defeating Hannibal 11-1. The team's coach is a breast cancer survivor.

Citizen Jane summit kick-starts weekend of film festival events

Five female professionals spoke Thursday at the Citizen Jane Women in Film Summit about what's up with women in the industry. The Citizen Jane Film Festival runs Friday through Sunday.

Government shutdown stops MU Extension nutrition education

The federal government shutdown has forced MU Extension to halt nutritional education programs for Missouri schoolchildren, parents and seniors.

Radar guns part of plan to slow traffic in Columbia

The proposed traffic calming policy is intended to establish a more streamlined and responsive process that should result in more informed decision-making.

Columbia public defender receives award from Missouri Bar

Missouri public defender Bill Swift is receiving the 2013 Defender of Distinction award.

Continued shutdown could cost military students

Students serving in the reserves or National Guard, and students benefiting from the GI bill will have tuition assistance stopped at the end of the month if the government shutdown continues.

UPDATE: Officials say woman tried to ram barrier with car at White House

A motorist with a child in her car led police on a chase from the White House past the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.

Boone County WIC program has funds to operate through October

The program, usually financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is running on unspent money from fiscal year 2013.

Honor Flights continue for war veterans

Veterans will continue visits to national war memorials despite the government shutdown.

Shutdown's effects on city government minimal for now

The government shutdown has limited city government access to federal information and slowed the flow of paperwork.

Columbia's first diverging diamond interchange due to open Oct. 14

The interchange will ease traffic by allowing vehicles to make left turns onto the I-70 access ramp without waiting for oncoming traffic to pass.

Missouri House staffer who left gun in Capitol bathroom resigns

Dave Evans has resigned amid backlash for leaving his gun in a Capitol bathroom last month. He worked for House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: America needs a 20-minute, no exceptions government shutdown

As a nation, we have decided that government will perform certain duties. We can argue about which of them are vital, but those discussions should take place calmly and rationally, not at the point of a gun held by greedy people.

Competitive mixed martial arts fighter among staff at new training center

The Heart of America Athletic Training Center will have special mixed martial arts fighting trainers, a cage for fighting and other equipment. Its grand opening is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Could the problem be us?

As I think about it, maybe it is our generation that doesn’t spend enough quality time with our children today. Maybe it is our generation that will not protect young children from standards that are too high or expectations by society today.

Injured Alex Fredette lends perspective to Hickman teammates

After a summer knee surgery sidelined him for his senior season, Alex Fredette has continued to support his teammates in whatever way he can.

Missouri soccer 'grandma' acts as vocal leader

Missouri senior defender Sarah Thune has dealt with adversity early in life to become one of her team's vocal leaders.