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.

Letter from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announcing his retirement

Brady Deaton has served as MU's chancellor since 2004.

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

Talking on a hands-free phone isn't significantly safer for drivers than talking on a hand-held phone, and using hands-free devices that translate speech into text is the most distracting of all, researchers reported in a study released Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Come hear a free show tunes performance from Stephens College

The end-of-season musical production "A Little Show Music" of the Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College will be 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Macklanburg Playhouse. It's free and open to the public.


First-inning failures haunt Shelby Miller in Cardinals' loss

Shelby Miller gave up two of his career-worst four runs in the first inning Wednesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals' streaking offense was stifled in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Late rally lifts Royals to 10-inning victory

Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run home run with two outs in the ninth, and Eric Hosmer had a winning RBI single in the 10th, helping the Royals rally for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Missouri selects new high school equivalency test

Missouri education officials have chosen a new high school equivalency test to replace the current GED.