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6 outside spots downtown to pick up free Wi-Fi

The network pops up on devices as "District Free Wi-Fi" and no password is required.

3 bus changes in August returning students should know about

Columbia Transit plans to upgrade its current bus tracking system by mid-August.

4 major construction projects give campus a facelift

Parts of campus are getting maintenance or makeovers before the fall semester starts.

6 performances in Jesse Hall during fall semester

The University Concert Series is bringing an array of shows to Jesse Auditorium this fall.

5 interesting, new classes to be offered this fall

These classes count for general education credit.

4 award-winning faculty members in 2013

Four MU professors have been honored with awards or committee positions.

11 specialty shops for pastries, cookies, cakes and other sweets around town

Four of the 11 specialty shops sell frozen yogurt and ice cream.

E-BOOK: Missouri Tourism 2013, a special advertising section

The 2013 Missouri Tourism guide.

SPECIAL SECTION: Dawn breaks on Battle High

The Missourian took an in-depth look at the new high school and heard from students, teachers and administrators about their hopes for the school.

New name, new identity for Columbia students when Battle High opens

As fall ushers in a new school year, Columbia students will have a new name to use as an identity: Muriel Williams Battle High School.

 

Battle teachers talk about building their programs

The department heads of Battle High School are beyond the dreaming stage. They are actively shaping their niche in educating future Battle students.

Q&A: Battle High School coaches discuss plans for new teams

The new Battle High School coaches talk about the programs and culture they are trying to establish when the school opens.

FROM READERS: Memories of Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle's colleagues from over the years talk about what her legacy meant to them and the Columbia Public Schools.

Q&A: Department heads at Battle share hopes for school

The department heads that have been hired for Battle High School answer questions about curriculum, classrooms and the school.

Q&A: Battle High School principal and administrators discuss school's future

Principal Kim Presko and other administrators talk about their plans for the new school.

Q&A: Battle High School teachers bring variety of experiences to new school

About 90 percent of the Battle staff had been hired as of April 12. Learn more about the teachers and faculty for the school and where they've come from.

Future Battle students look ahead to attending new high school

Incoming Battle High School students toured the new school in April. Many are described as The school is set to open June 3.

Battle High School students can expect to receive iPads Minis

Battle High School is piloting a new technology initiative for Columbia Public Schools, which plans to provide an iPad Mini to every student.

Steve Weaver, president of the Spartan Alliance, discusses plans for organization

Battle High School opted for a parent-teacher-student organization to make sure all the funds go to benefiting the school.

Eliot Battle talks about his wife and her accomplishments

Eliot Battle and his wife, Muriel, for whom the new high school is named, worked to help ease the tensions from school desegregation.

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