Graduate students hold rally to advocate for unionizing

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, MUTV 23News Interactive Director and Lauren Petterson, MUTV Social Media Director When Sarah Senff took the microphone at Wednesday’s rally, she talked about mentoring a fellow graduate student. Senff is the Coalition of Graduate Workers Organizing and Grievance Officer. Senff said she told the graduate student where to find food assistance and how […]

MU Libraries brace for 17 percent reduction in collection expenditures

By Emmett Ferguson, 23News Reporter The MU Libraries are cutting $1.2 million from their acquisitions budget as a result of the revenue shortfall caused by declining student enrollment. “Some of the Libraries’ cuts will come from staff positions and hours, but to reach the needed amount, we must include cuts to material that we know is […]

Governor Nixon ordered to serve as public defender

By Brandon Buscher, 23News Reporter Director of the Missouri State Public Defender System Michael Barrett issued a letter Tuesday to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, ordering him to serve as a public defender in a case where a man was accused of assault. Michael Barrett invoked Section 600.042.5 of the Missouri Constitution, which allows him the […]

MU Counseling Center hired diversity coordinator for the fall semester

By: Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter Concerned Student 1950  called for the counseling center to hire counselors “with lived experiences that extend beyond their formal training” in a list of demands made in February. “There are not many, if any, [MU counselors]  that identify with the African-American students,” Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little said. The […]

Columbia Police Department is investigating four armed robberies

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Columbia Police Department is investigating four armed robberies that occurred within a twenty-four hour span Tuesday. According to a press release by CPD, investigators believe that the suspects are targeting college-aged males. The first robbery took place in the alley behind Gunter Hans Restaurant. Two suspects, one carrying a […]

Columbia residents protest police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

By Lauren Petterson, MUTV Social Media Director The killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked public demonstrations in cities across the United States, including Columbia, Mo. Protesters walked through the University of Missouri campus and Columbia downtown area chanting “hey, hey, ho, ho, these racist cops have got […]

Five things to know before Summer Welcome

By Shade Bullock, 23News Reporter  Summer is a time for relaxation, fun with friends, part-time jobs and —for some of us— preparation for college. There is so much to do in just three short months. From dorm room shopping to figuring out meal plans and stressing over parking passes, the summer before your freshman year of […]

Committee proposes rules for protests, guidelines for administration to regulate them

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter A policy for the use and regulation of public spaces on MU’s campus was proposed by the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press, interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced Thursday via email. The Committee was created in January in light of campus unrest and […]

Gary Myers will step down as dean of Law School in August

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Gary Myers announced his resignation in an email to law school faculty, staff and students on May 27. Myers will step down from his position August 14. Senior Associate Provost and Associate Professor Emeritus of Law Kenneth Dean will serve as the interim dean while a search is conducted […]

Declining student enrollment and the subsequent budget shortfall will impact students

By Brandon Buscher, 23News Reporter Corrected 7/19/2016: An earlier version of this article stated that an additional full-time counselor would not be hired due to the budget cuts. It is true that plans to hire an additional counselor by using a portion of the activity fee were scraped. However, the Counseling Center has recently hired […]