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Aly Raisman visits Missouri Theatre to talk about sexual assault

By Erin Davis, 23News Reporter

The Department of Student Activities hosted Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman at Missouri Theatre on Wednesday, April 18. Before Raisman spoke, she sat down with 23News to answer a few questions. Here is what she … Read the rest

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Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, April 12

By Isabel Lohman and Mawa Iqbal

April 12, 2018

The presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their second public debate. Robert Schmidt is running under the Mizzou for You slate and Julia Wopata is running … Read the rest

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MSA Presidential election is declared null and void during senate meeting

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter

Missouri Students Association Senate passed a resolution to declare the 2018 MSA Presidential Election null and void, and to order a special election after spring break. Resolution 57-45 was passed with 11 yeses, zero nos, Read the rest

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Russian social media interference played a role in 2015 MU Protests according to a new report

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter

A network of Russian Twitter trolls masterminded a disinformation campaign meant to incite chaos and fear during the MU protests in November 2015, according to a report published by the U.S. Air Force strategic journal Read the rest

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Three MSA candidates drop out of the race

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter

Update Wednesday 10:15 a.m.: Caius Gillen, vice presidential candidate under the More to Roar slate, has removed himself from the race as of Wednesday morning. He announced his resignation on Twitter.

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Recent Government Proposals Leave Fate of Missouri Higher Education Rather Bleak, According to MU Students

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter

Leaders of MU students groups fear that the quality of Missouri higher education and, ultimately, Missouri’s economic health will be jeopardized by Gov. Greitens’ 2019 budget plan.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill is Greeted with Praise and Criticism During Her Visit to MU

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter

Sen. Claire McCaskill addressed questions from MU students in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at a student forum on Friday, Jan. 26.

McCaskill talked with students about issues such as sexual assault on campus, tuition, healthcare and … Read the rest

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Activist groups hold Mid-Missouri Solidarity March and Rally To Protest Trump Administration

Approximately 1700 Missourians gathered outside the Boone County Courthouse to take part in the Mid-Missouri Solidarity March and Rally on Saturday, Jan. 20. Social activist organizations from across the Mid-Missouri region hosted the event. It was held in “broad opposition Read the rest

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Missouri Students Association elects Taylor Tutin as Interim Senate Speaker

Mawa Iqbal, 23 News Reporter

The election came after Hunter Windholz, 49th Senate speaker, announced his resignation on Monday, Jan. 15.

According to a Jan. 17 press release from the MSA Senate Board, Windholz vacated his position “unexpectedly” and for Read the rest

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Columbia achieves top marks for LGBTQ-friendly environment

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The Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index declared Columbia LGBTQ-friendly.

By Alexandra Sharp, 23News Reporter

The Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index gave Columbia, Mo. a perfect rating of 100 in October 2017. The score is determined by how welcoming Read the rest

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