As MU graduation comes to close, emphasis is on bonds formed

Sunday marked the third and final day of commencement ceremonies at MU. Among the day's events were the ROTC Commissioning of Officers and the hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates.

Freshly minted PhDs were recognized in Jesse Auditorium on Sunday afternoon during the hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates. The final day of MU's commencement ceremonies also included the ROTC Commissioning of Officers and the ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Manhunt ends with suspect's suicide

Other popular articles this week included the story of a man fighting to get off the sex offender registry and articles related to former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.

Council to consider controversial student-housing project, changes to College Avenue

Columbia City Council will hold public hearings and vote on the stalled Opus Development Co. student-housing project and proposed pedestrian safety changes to College Avenue near MU.


THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Seasons wind down for Missouri softball, baseball

Images of Missouri athletics, children at play and a fatal car collision caught the eyes of Missourian photographers this week.

Missouri softball loses twice to Nebraska, ends regional championship streak

Nebraska (44-16) became just the seventh team in 10 years to win a regional championship after losing its first game.

Nebraska beats Missouri, forces deciding final game in softball regional

The Cornhuskers forced the Tigers to a final and deciding game in the NCAA softball regionals Sunday. Nebraska became just the ninth team in the past 10 years to force an "if-necessary" game after losing the first game in regional play.

Woman transforms used wine bottles into hummingbird feeders

Pat Gerke repurposes empty wine bottles into hummingbird feeders, wine-bottle lanterns, wind chimes and more. She started her business, BottleRedux, on Etsy in July and also sells her items in local gift shops.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The sad myths of the superfood industry

So-called superfoods usually are good for you, but variety is the key to a healthy diet. So is eating whole foods. And most whole foods provide wonderful health benefits.

ANALYSIS: Missouri GOPs modify their conservatism

Conservative state lawmakers were able to pass legislation this year by letting moderation prevail.

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion deal

The combined entity would serve 26 million people, making it the second-largest pay TV operator behind a combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable.