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ANY QUESTIONS: What did the shantytown protests in the 1980s look like?

According to newspaper archives and an Associated Press article, from 1986 to 1987 a group of MU students protested the $127.5 million the university had in investments in companies that did business in South Africa during apartheid. These students built a shantytown on Francis Quadrangle symbolizing the living conditions of blacks in South Africa.

Student opera singer has low voice, high hopes

Ben Worley, a music major at MU and president of the Add9 a cappella group, dreams of singing for one of the crowds at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.

Illicit Bitcoin mining discovered at MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two MU computer science students have been arrested in connection with a Bitcoin mining operation on eight computers in the RJI building.

MU business program offers student-analysts real-world experience

What happens when you give a group of college students more than a million dollars and free rein to invest it however they want? Chaos, right? Not so fast. 

MU, Stephens College, Columbia College graduations are this weekend

Nearly 3,000 students will graduate from the three schools Friday and Saturday.

UPDATE: Nixon to discuss Missouri higher education budget

The governor announced his higher education plan at Missouri State University in Springfield on Wednesday. He said Missouri has been working to keep college affordable and called for the universities to "help us build on this momentum."

'Nothing changes' at Newsy after $35M sale to Scripps

Newsy President Jim Spencer said Newsy's partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute won't be affected by the sale.

Newsy sold to E.W. Scripps for $35 million

Newsy was founded in Columbia in 2008. Students at the MU School of Journalism work there for course credit.

MU to help South African university preserve apartheid-era media

The University of Western Cape in South Africa is working with MU to archive and digitize documents, photographs and other types of media from the country's 46-year period of intense segregation.

R. Bowen Loftin hopes to elevate MU as new chancellor

The outgoing Texas A&M president says he plans to focus on keeping MU affordable, boosting its rankings and building on the Mizzou Advantage plan.

Sad goodbyes and bow ties: A&M and MU students react to new chancellor

Texas A&M students posted tearful, heartfelt goodbyes to R. Bowen Loftin while MU students excitedly welcomed him to the university.

Loftin: 'Missouri fits all the pieces'

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin will begin as MU's chancellor on Feb. 1.

A look at Texas A&M's and Missouri's values

R. Bowen Loftin, Texas A&M's former leader, was named the next MU Chancellor on Thursday.

R. Bowen Loftin is MU's next chancellor

University officials selected the outgoing Texas A&M president as MU's next leader.

UPDATE: R. Bowen Loftin will be MU's next chancellor, according to reports

R. Bowen Loftin, outgoing president of Texas A&M University, will be MU's next chancellor, the Bryan-College Station Eagle is reporting.

MU senior's ideas chosen to help lessen the risks of college drinking

Roy Ferguson, father of MU sophomore Emily Ferguson who died last year in a car crash, created a competition that challenged students to create an idea to lessen the risks for students when they drink.

Former MU professor speaks about death, cancer

David Oliver was diagnosed in 2011 with incurable cancer, and today he does not know how much time he has left. He and his wife, Debra Oliver, spoke Tuesday night on the steps they are taking in the time ahead.

Meet MU's next chancellor: R. Bowen Loftin

Here are a few things you might want to know about R. Bowen Loftin, who will be MU's next chancellor, according to reports by the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Students say high school coursework more indicative than ACT

MU students said that when they were preparing for college, they concentrated on doing well in their high school classes rather than studying for standardized tests.

MU's next chancellor to be announced Thursday

University of Missouri System leaders will introduce the chancellor at a public event at MU. The Missourian will have a livestream of the announcement available on our website.

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