WASHINGTON — The must-have souvenirs in Washington this week aren’t the American-flag tchotchkes hawked around the National Mall. The really hot items include “I love the pope” bumper stickers, “Property of Benedict XVI” T-shirts and mugs emblazoned with the pope’s heavenward gaze.
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — Pope Benedict XVI arrived today in the United States to a presidential handshake and enthusiastic cheering, a warm welcome that followed the pontiff's candid admission hours earlier that he is "deeply ashamed" of the clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked the American church.
Robert Wuthnow kicked off MU’s annual series of speakers on religion and public life Monday, presenting his thesis that the global outreach of U.S. churches is at an all-time high.
Nicole Wilson was an athlete at MU on both the volleyball and women’s basketball teams.
On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II emerged from a car’s sunroof, waving and smiling to thousands of cheering onlookers who lined Washington streets and even climbed trees for a glimpse of the Roman Catholic leader.
Things will be different when Pope Benedict XVI arrives this month.
The health plan put forward by Rep. Rob Schaaf would require doctors to inform patients of different prices.
The most elaborate item on the bandstand stage at CAT 3 television studios on the Stephens College campus was a simple black lectern — the kind one finds in high school music rooms and cheap hotel conference areas. Often overlooked, a lectern will typically lead an anonymous life lest it find itself bestowed with a national seal or a religious emblem.
As we celebrate 100 years of the Missourian, we look back at 100 years of health care in our third issue of our Centennial special section.
Grant recipients plan to use the money to provide improved health care opportunities for area residents.
Film competition gives teams 48 hours to create films about local bands, network and learn.
Families lined up around the block for the second Guitar Hero Tournament on March 15 at the Blue Note.
Theologians say the answer to why psalms are so powerful lies in their variety, emotional honesty and occasional bluntness.
Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui illustrates his provocative use of found-object art in his first U.S. solo show.
Pillows can be traced as far back as Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq) and ancient Egypt. Head rests were found in pharaohs’ tombs. Early versions were for the privileged and rich, according to “Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things” by Joel Levy, but they were hardly cushy. Most were solid wood, carved or curved slightly in the middle.
Jasper String Quartet of Rice University in Houston won the $5,000 grand prize in the third annual Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The third annual Plowman, which began Friday, attracted 26 ensembles representing 20 universities from across the country.
In Columbia, many people have been here for years, others for just a few months.
Some are just here to attend school, some chose this town to be their home.
But whether you’ve settled here for life or just for a couple of years, the question is this: How well do you know Columbia?
The Missourian asked at least 25 people what makes the city special and collected 15 ways to know you’re a die-hard Columbian.
Ronald Smith, the new imam at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, talks about his role in the Muslim community, how he found faith and the influence his wife has had on his life.