Columbia Access Television looks to diversify its fundraising

The public access television channel has faced decreased funding from the city and is looking to diversify its revenue streams. 

MU continues to have renovations backlog

MU's Lafferre Hall will undergo renovations, but it's not the only campus facility in need. A growing student body adds to the pressure of providing students with modern facilities.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Candy Factory gears up for holiday season

As the holidays grow closer, Columbia's Candy Factory prepares for the season.

Resurrecting Interstate 70 tolls may be a tough sell

The idea of adding tolls to existing interstate highways has been raised — unsuccessfully — from time to time in Missouri, which is one of three states with "provisional" authorization to impose tolls on an existing interstate as a pilot project.

Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal for 2015

During interviews, legislative leaders mentioned none of the dozen bills related to abortion that have been filed in advance of the annual session that starts Jan. 7. Instead, they are more focused on education and economic issues.

Drury agreement may bring more diversity

As part of the agreement, Drury faculty will travel to Barstow's Shanghai and Ningbo campuses in China to offer instruction in subjects, such as creative writing, that are rarely taught in China.

Former Mayor Darwin Hindman receives MU's annual honorary degree at Honors Convocation

Hindman tells the 276 Honors College graduates who received degrees at the ceremony that they "must strive to continually learn and improve."

Human and Environmental Sciences graduates eager to get out in the world

Eighty-eight graduates from the college received degrees.

Columbia College awards honorary degree at December commencement

"At times, you will need to be creative in order to persevere and succeed and you have to be able to perceive what your goals are before you can accomplish them," commencement speaker Ronald McGee told the graduates.

Lights, camera...decorations

Christmas is in the air, and Columbia residents are spreading cheer with lights and yard displays.

Broadway crosswalk in the works to boost schoolchildren's safety

The Columbia City Council has asked city staff to explore options for the project.

Columbia woman arrested for methamphetamine, child endangerment

Dorian R. Estes, 32, of Columbia was arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Two dozen injured in southern Indiana Megabus crash

The most serious injury was a broken collarbone, and most of the others were treated for minor cuts.

113th Congress limps out of town, its members still grumbling

Congressional and White House data showed that President Barack Obama signed 296 bills into law as of Friday, the second lowest total for any two-year Congress dating to the 1940s. By contrast, the Congress that President Harry S. Truman dubbed "do-nothing" enacted more than 900 laws.

Two New York City officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The suspect killed himself inside a nearby subway station, police said.

GM pickup production in Wentzville a boon for other plants

Columbia-based Engineered Plastic Components hired an additional 40 people this year to help make equipment for the trucks.

U.S. Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve New Madrid levee plan

The $165 million New Madrid Floodway would close a quarter-mile-long gap in the southern end of a network of levees to protect rich Missouri agricultural land from frequent flooding from the Mississippi River.

MU nursing graduates ready to serve Missouri

Eighty students received their bachelor of science in nursing degree on Friday afternoon.

Thousands of MU students prepare to receive degrees during winter commencement

An estimated 2,376 MU students were set to receive their degrees Friday. Eleven ceremonies were scheduled at either Hearnes Center or the Missouri Theatre, and the ROTC commissioning of officers was to be held at Crowder Hall.


110 MU faculty members to retire under buyout program

Forty-two percent of eligible faculty accepted MU's voluntary separation program and will receive payouts of up to $200,000 each.