FROM READERS: Eliot Battle 'has left a great legacy'

Reader Mary Jo Roberts, Dr. Marjorie Southard Roberts and Merlin Wood contribute this tribute to Eliot Battle, a longtime Columbia educator who died Tuesday.

Search for new MU chancellor begins

Brady Deaton, who has served nearly a decade in the post, announced his retirement Wednesday.

Christina Salmon and Daniel Hopkins were married March 23

Christina Kari Salmon and Daniel Jacob Hopkins were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Columbia.

Lincoln University room and board rates increase

A student living in a dormitory for fall and spring semesters would pay $260 more a year.

Team roping partners from Trenton come to High School Rodeo State Finals

Bailey Owen and Trever Ratliff have gone to school together since kindergarten and both got into roping at the high school level, so they teamed up.

UM System Board of Curators approves employee benefits for same-sex partners

The UM System Board of Curators voted unanimously Thursday evening to extend medical, dental, vision and other benefits to same-sex partners of UM employees if they meet certain criteria. 

IBM restructuring leads to layoffs nationwide, as well as in Columbia

Reports indicate some Columbia workers have lost their jobs.

MU's Kyle Gillespie adds rhythm to Mizzou Forte

Kyle Gillespie is a self-taught beatboxer.

MU storm-chasers seek out severe weather around Midwest

In April, the team headed to Oklahoma and chased two storms to Lawton, Okla.

Deaton discusses career, plans for emeritus work

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who said Wednesday he would retire from the position on Nov. 15, took time Thursday to discuss his career and his future plans for working on world food security issues.

Water and Light presents Mill Creek power line proposal to City Council

The council is leaning toward an option that calls for three 161-kilovolt transmission lines to run from the proposed Mill Creek substation to three existing power stations. The Water and Light Department also presented a potential layout for partially underground lines.

Missouri United Methodist Church members remember Eliot Battle

Battle was a regular and prominent attendee of the church and became associated with his favorite hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul."


FROM READERS: When I was in trouble, 'Eliot Battle stepped in'

Eliot Battle's lone recommendation allowed Jana. L. Earnest Wilson to attend college.

Boone Hospital Center eliminates jobs

As part of cuts across BJC Healthcare's 13 hospitals, Boone Hospital Center is losing 13 full-time employees.

NCAA opens hearing on Miami violations, including Frank Haith allegations

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith, the former coach at Miami, is charged with a failure-to-monitor violation.

Gov. Nixon signs bills to extend foster care service for Missouri youth

The two bills signed by Gov. Nixon will extend the period of care for young adults in foster care and provide additional educational support.

UM System's awards ceremony honors faculty and students

Six MU faculty members were among those scheduled to receive awards during a banquet hosted by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators and UM System President Tim Wolfe on Thursday evening.

GENE ROBERTSON: Humans were created for unity

There is nothing as rich as the development and remembrance of a shared experience. On the other hand, there is nothing as frustrating as a lack of unity in an experience or endeavor requiring it.

Organization helps fill gap in community for single mothers

The Caring People holds support groups, training sessions and celebration events for mothers and children.

2 Missouri football freshmen hurt in wreck

Campus police say linebacker Eric Beisel and cornerback Anthony Sherrils were passengers in a Mazda that struck another car Tuesday morning.