Let's get into some specifics about change and talk about ways to improve our local, state and national communities. I hope you’ll accept this invitation to share your thoughts on change in the coming weeks. Pick the medium you’re most comfortable with and share your thoughts. Maybe it’s through a video diary or a podcast. Maybe it’s through illustration or animation. Or maybe it’s via the good ol’ written word. The important thing is to express it.
I joined about 20 faculty members on Nov. 21 to hear Provost Brian Foster and Budget Director Tim Rooney, who have the responsibility of drafting next year's university budget, explain some of the challenges they face. The future looks uncertain but grim. Foster, a man who measures his words, described the economy as "incredibly volatile."
A cell phone video captured what students and graduates of Hickman High School will tell you what happens too often: a fight between two students being broken up by either a police officer or an assistant principal. In the video recorded on Oct. 15, Officer Mark Brotemarkle can be seen pulling the girls apart and throwing them to the floor, pinning one of them to the ground before handcuffing her.
War, a dragging economy and life's little problems may have you thinking there is nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Three editorial writers argue otherwise.
Filled with war, economic tumult and pollution, 2008 may not have much to be thankful for. But if you retreat, find your own Walden Pond and embrace the small joys in live, you might find the strength to use your single voice, with others, to make a difference.
During the celebration of the Marine Corps' 233rd birthday, former Marine Karl Miller recalls the tradition of the birthday celebration and reflects on the values that have come to define the Corps.
The nonprofit agency, which has provided a service in mid-Missouri for 65 years, is having difficulty accommodating its growing needs.
Because terrariums recycle their moisture, they can go a long time without being watered. Here's how to make one.
Coverage of a request by three Missouri media outlets to obtain e-mails from Gov. Matt Blunt's office has been inaccurate and untruthful, the governor's chief of staff says.
Using foreign words and accents will likely alienate those around you.
Because I am always on the side of the underdog, I have always wanted to be the kind of person who could champion public schools. Unfortunately, most of them have not met up to my expectations.
By the middle of 2009, all American troops in Iraq will be restricted from active duty unless the Iraqi government calls on their assistance. There are mixed opinions on the likely efficacy of this agreement.
An impeachment trial is the best way to uncover all the wrongdoing that Cheney has had a hand in.
Advertising and circulation revenues continue to decline at newspapers nationwide, and journalists shouldn't feel apologetic when public enthusiasm garners papers a little extra revenue.
We journalists like to talk about our "watchdog" role. We see it as not only the fulfillment of our First Amendment responsibility but as the public service that counter-balances the sensationalism, celebrity glorification and mindless shouting that are the dark side of our freedom.
The change of power of Missouri politics should also represent a change in the way we begin to improve access to emergency contraceptions.
Mesaba Airlines was chosen as the new provider for mid-Missouri, and the success of the airport is growing every month.
Lesley Sapp, from Asian Affairs Center at MU, shares the gratitude of Asian scholars and the parting words they provide before leaving.
Lesson to be learned from Gov. Sarah Palin's shortcomings: Know your strengths and weaknesses and assess them as honestly as you can.
President-elect Obama has banned lobbyist donations, giving the profession an unwarranted, immoral connotation.