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Residence Halls Available for Guest Reservation Won’t Offer Wifi

By Shoshana Dubnow, 23News Director MU will not be providing wifi services to guests who book a room in the residence halls. When Vice Chancellor for Operations Gary Ward announced the initiative at the UM Board of Curators meeting on June 22, 2017, the original package included high-speed wireless internet. However, Liz McCune, associate director […]

Five Tips to Survive Summer Welcome

By Nicole Harrington, 23News Reporter Summer Welcome is super exciting although it can be a bit intimidating as well. You want to get the most out of this experience and leave feeling like you can call MU your home. But what should you expect from Summer Welcome? You should expect a fun two days filled […]

Choi announces new system-wide effort to promote open educational resources

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, MUTV General Manager UM System President Mun Choi announced a system-wide effort to promote open educational resources in an event held at MU’s bookstore on June 21. Choi said ten courses throughout the UM system will use open educational resources, which are free teaching and learning materials available online. Open educational resources can […]

UM System Announces New MU Chancellor

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Executive Producer and Isabel Lohman, 23News Digital Director UM System President Mun Choi announced Alexander Cartwright as the new chancellor for MU. “Dr. Cartwright is joining the University of Missouri-Columbia at a pivotal time in our history,” Choi said. “His leadership and accomplishments in the areas of research and creative works, […]

Leadership Changes at MU

By Kaleigh Feldkamp, 23News Reporter Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, MU has undergone various leadership changes in different administrative positions. Follow along with our timeline to see all of the changes in chronological order. (more…)

LGBTQ Resource Center Encourages Open Conversation in Celebration of Pride Month

By Isabel Lohman, Digital Director LGBTQ Resource Center hosted a discussion about slut shaming on Wednesday to promote open conversations about issues that the LGBTQ community faces. The event was called “Candid Chats Series: Slut Shaming!” and was the third and last installment in the series. MU Pride 2017 is here! With 35+ events his […]

Columbia Will Hold March as Part of National Initiative to Raise Awareness About Science Funding

By: Jack Elmendorf, 23News Reporter and Juliana Tornabene, 23NewsReporter The March for Science Mid-Missouri hopes to generate conversation on science’s role in politics. This is a satellite march for the March for Science in Washington D.C., both of which will occur on Earth Day, April 22 at 2 p.m. The March for Science website includes […]

UMKC faces scrutiny over their handling of communication after a student is allegedly raped

By Isabel Lohman and Shoshana Dubnow University of Missouri-Kansas City’s timing and nature of communication about an alleged sexual assault in late February were scrutinized by students at a protest in March. A UMKC student was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old Colorado man in her residential hall on the night of Feb. 23 Students did not […]

Interim Chancellor Folley Leaving MU for New York Institute of Technology

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Interim chancellor Hank Foley is leaving MU on May 3 to become the fourth president of the New York Institute of Technology. According to an MU news release, Foley joined MU in 2013 as the executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic […]

DPE Hopes Tough Conversations Will Extend Past A Facilitation

By Isabel Lohman, 23News Reporter Diversity Peer Educators hosted Cultivating Community Conversations in hopes of helping students learn about their existing perceptions and different identities. DPE held the conference on Sunday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Randi Anderlik, the president of Four Directions: Indigenous Peoples and Allies, was a guest speaker. There […]

Soup dinner raises awareness for hunger and local farming

by Victoria Kuz The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture hosted a community meal to raise money for Planting for the Pantry, a CCUA farm program providing fresh produce to local food pantries. The event was held Sunday, March 19 at Missouri United Methodist Church. Attendees were served free soup and bread. Anyone who chose to […]

MU Class Offers Hands-On Experience With Horses

By Celine Pence, 23News Reporter The MU Equine Teaching Facility is a program that allows MU students to gain hands-on experience with horses. There are a variety of courses and volunteer opportunities available at the farm, one of them being the Equine Breeding Management course. Equine Breeding Management is offered every spring. In this class, […]

Asian-American Students Are Ineligible For Diversity Scholarships

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter Jack Miller and Kelilah Liu both regularly feel like spokespeople for the Asian-American community. Neither they nor the MU administration want that. MU does not consider Asian Americans eligible for its scholarships aimed at increasing racial and ethnic diversity. University spokesman Christian Basi said this is because the administration has […]

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: […]