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Former president of Ireland speaks about human rights at Columbia College

Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland, served from 1990 to 1997. She told students Tuesday to tackle the world's problems.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of a windy day at MU

Wind gusts as high as 41 miles per hour blasted Columbia Tuesday as flurries fell at different times with temperatures in the 30s.

Coach Jill Nagel has bigger impact on Bruins than she'll admit

The defending state champion Rock Bridge girls basketball team is pursuing its third state title in coach Jill Nagel's eight-year tenure.

Annexation, expansion planned for High Hill Circle Mobile Home Park

If the city approves a request to rezone and annex the 26.4 acres, the mobile home park would add 16 spaces.

Missouri gymnasts compete against each other for floor lineup spot

With gymnastics being both a team and an individual sport, competition for the Missouri gymnastics team occurs within teammates as well as between them.

MU professor uses grant to educate on turning sap into syrup

Richard Guyette and his students plan to tap maple trees this week to turn the sap into "MUple syrup," an MU brand of maple syrup with a black-and-gold label.

Oakland Junior High students use Skype for international experience

Myles Freborg, a French teacher at Oakland Junior High School, utilizes video-chatting technology to let his students connect with French-speaking Americans in other countries.

False tornado warning sent by MU mass notification system

The university's mass notification system failed to recognize that the National Weather Service warning was a test, said Jim Kramper, warning coordination meteorologist with the service in St. Louis.

Tai chi and Qigong instructor offers healing for older men and women

Tai chi can be beneficial to the health of older men and women, its practitioners say. The exercise can improve balance and physical performance, ease fibromyalgia and lead to better lifestyles.

DAVID WEBBER: How to frame the question 'How is America doing?'

What's in a name? MU professor David Webber explores the possibilities for naming a course about the state of America, and how different names can change the meaning of the course and the questions it raises.

ROSE NOLEN: A love affair with libraries remains even in a tech-savvy world

Being in love with a library is easy. They’re loyal. They never let you down. There’s always another book to read. Always.

Missouri women's basketball players Kulas, Doty, Eye and Smith gain SEC honors

Three members of the Missouri women's basketball team were recognized by the SEC on Tuesday for their achievements on the court, while a fourth player was honored for her community service.

Missouri softball ranked No. 5, No. 7 in national polls after tournament cancellation

The Tigers haven't played a game since last week's rankings were released because of the cancellation of the Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament.

Missouri baseball's home opener pushed back another day

Due to cold weather, Missouri is now scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Eastern Michigan beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voters should reject 911 tax

Grass Roots Organizing opposes the sales tax because it will hurt the middle and lower classes, and the extra funding is unnecessary.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Newspapers should be part of classrooms to improve knowledge

MU student Karen Miller explains how reading the newspaper can increase our knowledge of the world and turn our youth into better readers. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama allowing sequester because Republicans are refusing more taxes

Obama's problem is Republicans, desperately trying to bring fiscal responsibility to our Congress, have not caved on his demand for even more new taxes.

ArtTalk: Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9

Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9. Marketing intern Katie Rapp discusses the theme and project opportunities.

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez dies at 58

Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time.

Missouri House panel mulls voting locations for sexual predators

No one testified in opposition to the proposal, but some county clerks say it will be expensive to implement.

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