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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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Students thank local veterans by writing thank-you cards

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter

MU students thanked local veterans in the MU Student Center on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Students were invited to write thank-you cards for veterans. A variety of colorful paper, stickers and utensils were provided to create Read the rest

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Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosts an investor from ABC’s Shark Tank

By Jack Lee, 23News Reporter

The Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosts an investor from ABC’s Shark Tank.

The Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosted Daymond John, an investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, on Read the rest

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MU Women’s Center promotes positive self-image

By Veronica Mohesky and Alexandra Sharp, 23News Reporters

Polaroid in hand, MU’s Women’s Center launches week of body positivity with a click.

Love Your Body week began Monday, Oct. 23 and runs through Thursday Oct. 26 with the goal of … Read the rest

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Columbia’s Great Muslim Food Festival uses traditional Islamic food to combat hate

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News Reporter

The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Missouri, MU’s Muslim Student Organization and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri co-hosted an all-day, cultural food festival on Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Two people help a victim after a shooting in a local townhome complex

By Noah Culpepper, 23News Reporter

Two young women stepped up to assist in a time of need at a quiet townhome complex.

After an ordinary morning participating in the Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s “Baked” sale, MU students Hayley Odom Read the rest

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MU Learns About the Science of Love

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter

Saturday Morning Science hosted an associate professor from Duke University, as part of the annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium, on Saturday, October 7.

Brian Hare presented “Survival of the Friendliest: Evolving to Love Strangers.”Read the rest

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Local Food Bank Participates in Hunger Action Month

Lexi Crowder, 23News Reporter and Zoe Shedd, 23News Reporter

The Food Bank of Northeast & Central Missouri contributed to September’s Hunger Action Month.

The food bank holds membership in Feeding America. This allows the food bank to work with “manufacturers, Read the rest

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Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center Holds Green Dot Day

Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter

The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center held Green Dot Day on Thursday, September 14 in the MU Student Center. The event aimed to educate students and faculty about the Green Dot program.

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Coalition of Graduate Workers hold third annual rally

Isabel Lohman, 23News Digital Director

Coalition of Graduate Workers held a rally on Wednesday, August 23 to call attention to graduate student rights and commemorate the union’s victories.

The group started at the columns and continued to Tiger Plaza. Graduate Read the rest

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