MU celebrates 175th birthday milestone

MU turned 175 years old Tuesday. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was one of the university officials who helped celebrate the occasion.

A cake in the shape of Jesse Hall, including the famed MU Columns, was part of the celebration at the MU Student Center.

Developers must wait for Columbia infrastructure improvements before building downtown

Two new developers expressed interest in building this week. On Tuesday, city officials decided that no new buildings that would add to the already strained utilities would go up in the downtown area.

Columbia second-grader moves to St. Jude hospital for cancer treatment

Aiden Taylor, a second-grader with a rare form of cancer, has been transferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He will receive six weeks of radiation treatment.

UPDATE: Missouri School of Journalism introduces new documentary program

The new Documentary Journalism Center will likely launch by August 2015. The center will offer bachelor of journalism and master of arts degrees in film history, business and production from the Missouri School of Journalism.

First Ward City Council candidates address Columbia transportation, crime

Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from Chamber of Commerce members. Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, said he could not participate in the forum on religious grounds.

Missouri legislators were largely unaware of aid for Utah-based university

In an executive order issued Feb. 15, 2013, Gov. Jay Nixon committed support to Western Governor's University, which would allow it to become Missouri's only online school with access to in-state financial aid.

Some roads still covered with ice, snow a week after snowstorm

A street is considered passable when one lane is accessible by a front-wheel drive vehicle driving under the speed limit, according to Columbia Public Works.


MU student advocates for Missouri minimum wage increase

Legislators debated Senate bill to raise the minimum wage in Missouri to $10 an hour and the minimum tipped wage to 60 percent of the minimum wage.

Marketing execs: Let Sam's play speak for him

Any NFL team that drafts Michael Sam will be taking on much more than a rookie pass-rusher. But experts say the smart approach for a team that signs the league's first openly gay athlete — from a marketing and public relations standpoint — is to simply let Sam's on-field play speak for him and his team.

Columbia to see warmer, milder weather in coming days

Although warmer weather allows Columbia residents to enjoy the outdoors, it can also create potholes.

Your True/False Film Fest Q-and-A guide

A user-friendly guide to the ins and outs of Columbia's renowned film festival.

Bill Nye to speak at Life Sciences & Society Symposium at MU

"The Science Guy" will pay MU a visit when he speaks on March 15 at a symposium held by the Life Sciences Center.

Reality TV producer Jonathan Murray speaks at MU about 'mesmerizing' medium

Murray pioneered reality TV, but his desire to discover new stories propelled him toward documentary film work.

Michael Sam could be important face in gay community

Michael Sam has said his focus is on football, but others — particularly those in the LGBT community — may not listen.

Tolton girls basketball defeats Battle on final shot

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic girls basketball won 38-37 over Battle High School on Tuesday evening at Battle.

CFL players fined for posts about Michael Sam

The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

SEC hoops upgrade very much a work in progress

The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress. The SEC took steps to make teams upgrade nonconference schedules starting this season. The goal is to boost power ratings and land more than last year's three teams in the NCAA tournament.

Crane dances her way to new position for Missouri softball

Emily Crane is the Missouri softball team's "free spirit."

Missouri House committee passes 'right to work,' other labor bills

All bills passed along party lines,8-4.

Columbia College's Tanner Sutton named to Allstate NABC Good Works Team

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Columbia College junior Tanner Sutton to the Allstate NABC Good Works Team