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Masquerade gala sets the scene for True/False Film Fest

A masquerade gala was held to celebrate the start of the True/False Film Fest on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre.

The True/False Film Fest opened Thursday night with costumes, food and drinks.

MULTIMEDIA: Last bell rings for Lt. Bruce Britt

The last bell rang for Lt. Bruce Britt at 11:19 a.m. Thursday. Britt died after warning University Village residents their walkway had collapsed in the early morning hours Saturday.

Missouri women's basketball rallies for win on senior night

Missouri women's basketball steals a 75-72 win over Ole Miss, despite missing senior captain Bri Kulas down the stretch. 

UPDATE: Community honors firefighter Bruce Britt at memorial service

Friends, family, and firefighters from across the state packed The Crossing for the service, which lasted more than an hour and featured speakers who knew Lt. Britt through church and through the fire department.

Fire departments and organizations represented in Britt's procession

Here are the names of many of the places and organizations represented in the procession for Lt. Bruce Britt.

Fallen firefighter's procession passes University Village

The procession for Lt. Bruce Britt passed by University Village, the site of a balcony collapse on Saturday. He died Saturday after the collapse.

Tolton boys basketball advances to district championship

Tolton took down defending state champion Salisbury 80-69 on Thursday night in class 2 district 7 semifinals. Michael Porter Jr.'s 34 points led the Trailblazers to the school's first district championship game

Haith needs top scorers to right Tigers' ship

Haith rehashed what went wrong on a day the Tigers least needed it to with his best players to make sure it doesn't happen again.

NFL Draft analysts evaluate Michael Sam's combine

Sam ran a 4.91-second 40-yard dash, 18th among 40 defensive linemen. He bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times, tied for worst at his position. Sam will be looking to improve his numbers when Missouri holds its Pro Day on March 20.

SOCIAL TRUE/FALSE: 15-second movie reviews and social scenes

Contribute your own one-word movie review during True/False.

Winter storm expected to impact region this weekend

National Weather Service senior forecaster Scott Truett said it is impossible to determine the type of precipitation and the amount expected to hit Columbia.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Positive signs that new chancellor might be skillful leader

As he ends his first month on the job, here’s a preliminary impression of our university’s new chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin.

UPDATE: MU Libraries director says many more than 120,000 moldy books can be saved

At least one fifth of the books that were exposed to mold last fall are salvageable, Director of Libraries Jim Cogswell told faculty members Thursday. .

Columbia College introduces Department of Visual Arts and Music

Starting in the fall, the new department will offer a bachelor's degree in music. A minor in music that was housed under the Humanities Department will be transferred to the new department.

Memorial service for Lt. Bruce Britt of the Columbia Fire Department

The Crossing, where Britt's service was held,  offered a live stream of the memorial service.

Britt's procession honors his service to the community

Lt. Bruce Britt was remembered Thursday morning with a procession beginning at Memorial Funeral Home. More than 40 fire departments, police departments and hospital centers were represented.

Snack, soda makers play controversial role in education of dietitians

Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for contributing to national obesity rates also provide educational courses for dietitians. The practice has raised ethical concerns from some who say it gives the food industry too much influence over dietitians.

30,000 snow geese come and go from Columbia lake

An unusual sight greeted Conservation Department biologists on Thursday.

Tax forum participants agree outdated Missouri tax code needs to change

A lively discussion between lawmakers and other Missouri leaders Wednesday evening suggests that systemic problems in Missouri tax law may obstruct reform as much as differing political philosophies.

MU observes moment of silence for Lt. Bruce Britt

MU honored Lt. Bruce Britt Thursday morning with a moment of silence. A small crowd of students and faculty gathered on Francis Quadrangle to recognize him.

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