The decision to close the press will have a long-term effect on the cultural climate at MU.
With the demise of the press in 2013, MU’s reputation as an academic university must be questioned and MU will establish an image as primarily a sports school.
A university that doesn't value astute thinking and literary craft and surrenders the chance to promulgate them is simply contributing — eagerly, in this case, it would seem — to the continued decline of the culture.
The hard fact of present-day literary art is that it's the small, independent and university presses who are single-handedly rescuing new and emerging writers from the chaotic neglect of what few major publishing houses remain.
Missouri representatives ignore the voice of their constituents on important issues ranging from EEZ to the inauguration of Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians.
The University of Missouri has erred in getting rid of its University Press, and the closing is an insult to the professional staff members who work there.
The problems in Douglass Park and in every spot that brings forth violence can be remedied by your being there and preaching God's love — and preaching it boldly.
In the May 10 article "Vacation with a cause," a photo of Cambodian schoolchildren sitting peacefully before a meal is a different picture than what we see in America.
Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an attack on the religious freedom of millions of Americans as all private health care insurance plans must offer contraceptives.
Merit pay is based on test scores, which do not accurately reflect the work a teacher does.
Enhanced enterprise zones (EEZ) help local businesses expand and provide jobs within the community.
Payday lenders have long used predatory attempts to not only take advantage of Missourians, but to thwart the democratic process as well.
Missouri correctional centers have made cuts to medical treatments received by the inmates. Further cuts might harm both the offenders and the public.
Tax-increment financing districts throughout the state run contrary to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes' statements to the Missourian about the history of the financing method.
When it comes to taxing millionaires and generating revenue, J. Karl Miller's column missed the point about the "Buffett rule."
Calling any area of Columbia blighted is not worth the threat to community relationships or the risk to Columbia's reputation.
The trees are both historic and healthy, and the city should look for other alternatives to fix the sidewalk that is being disrupted by their roots.
A key issue surrounding the violence in Columbia is the fact that young people have access to guns.
New bridge designs proposed by Stephens College seem to hide beams, plates and bolts, which won't allow for easy safety inspections.
Gov. Jay Nixon has strengthened the Missouri workforce and infused the state with a rush of entrepreneurial activity.