Articles

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 27

By Lauren Petterson and Kaleigh Feldkamp February 27, 2017 The presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their second public debate. The three slates are Tori Schafer and Riley de Leon; Nathan Willett and Payton Englert; and Josh Stockton and Shruti Gulati. Follow along with tweets from our reporters, the […]

40 Days For Life Holds Anti-Abortion Rally

By Adedayo Akala, 23News Reporter The organization 40 Days for Life held an anti-abortion rally in front of the Planned Parenthood, on Feb. 11. Supporters of Planned Parenthood formed a counter protest to show their support of federal funding for the organization’s services. Anti-abortion rallies were held across the nation to advocate for using tax […]

Payton Head Speaks About Black Leadership at MU

by Victoria Kuz Former Missouri Students Association president Payton Head returned to campus to deliver a Black History Month keynote address on leadership and its challenges on Monday night, Feb. 20. Head was president of the Missouri Students Association from 2015-2016. His fall 2014 campaign with Brenda Smith-Lezama had the highest election turnout than any other in […]

Pilot Program Allows Students to Transfer Swipes to Tiger Pantry

By Olivia Gerling and Sam Mosher Forty-eight percent of college students reported food insecurity in the past 30 days, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 students. Tiger Pantry began a pilot program this year to help students with food insecurity. The program would allow students to transfer up to 10 meal credits at a […]

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 21

By Lauren Petterson and Daniel Perreault February, 21, 2017 The presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their first public debate. The three slates are Tori Schafer and Riley de Leon; Nathan Willett and Payton Englert; and Josh Stockton and Shruti Gulati. Follow along with tweets from our reporters, […]

MU Responds to Travel Ban Targeting Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

By: Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter Trump’s administration is planning on defending his travel ban after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate it, according to The New York Times. The ban targets seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. Since it was announced, MU officials have reached out and offered […]

First Ward Candidates Bring Different Experiences and Visions for Improving Columbia

By Isabel Lohman and Shoshana Dubnow Three candidates with ties to MU are running for the First Ward City Council. Incumbent Clyde Ruffin, MU senior Andrew Hutchinson and administrative assistant for classical studies at MU Pat Kelley, are all running to serve the First Ward which includes MU, downtown and the Business Loop. Andrew Hutchinson: […]

MU Holds a Chancellor Open Forum

By Tashfia Parvez, 23News Reporter Missouri Students Association President Sean Earl and Director of Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Tim McIntosh led a discussion on student’s expectations from the new chancellor at the Chancellor Open Forum Wednesday, January 25. “The new chancellor should be approachable to campus community and create a happy balance between that […]

RSVP Center Hosts Event Discussing Modern-Day Stalking

By Daniel Berry, 23News Reporter In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month in January, the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at MU hosted a roundtable discussion on stalking. The discussion centered on modern forms of stalking and resources that are available to MU students who have been the victims of stalking. Event coordinator and […]

23News Feb. 8, 2017

This week on 23News, we investigate the requirements for applying for a diversity scholarship, examine wait times at the Counseling Center and interview the Missouri Students Association Senate speaker. We also travel to Cafe Berlin after they were vandalized and look at the reaction to Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.