Columbia achieves top marks for LGBTQ-friendly environment

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 and safe a city is for its LGBTQ community. This is the first year Columbia received a perfect score, making it one of 68 cities […]

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 these cards. Campus Activities sponsored the event. All the cards will be sent to the […]

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 Wednesday, Nov. 1. The event, which was free to students, took place in Jesse Auditorium. […]

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 advocating healthy body practices and self-love. Danielle Palomo, event coordinator, views the week as a […]

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. The event was held at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Columbia’s Great Muslim Food Festival was open to people of all […]

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 and Lydia Birt found themselves tending the wounded when two men were shot and left […]

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.” “Saturday Morning Science is a series of talks in a very broad range of scientific […]

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, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants,” according to its website. “The food bank is one of […]

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. “Green Dot is about doing something. We often see around this issue of power-based personal violence that this […]

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 students wore red and held signs that said “Grads make Mizzou work” and “A promise […]

It Happened art exhibit focuses on sexual violence

By Cassidy Fox, 23News Reporter and Isabel Lohman, 23News Digital Director The “It Happened” art exhibition focuses on the issue of sexual violence through artwork by local and national artists. The exhibit is in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery located in the MU’s Fine Arts Building. It is open until Sept. 21. The exhibit is […]

LGBTQ Students Face Higher Rates of Harrassment

Due to an error, this article was not posted until August 11, 2017. It had originally been created for November 10, 2017. By Tashfia Parvez and Isabel Lohman LGBTQ students at MU face higher rates of harassment compared to their straight peers. According to a 2009 MU Campus Climate Survey, 57 percent of students who identify […]

MU Professor Studies Asian International Students’ Sense of Belonging on Campus

Due to an error, this article was not posted until August 11, 2017. It had originally been created for November 16, 2017. By Tashfia Parvez There are more than a million international students studying in the United States, according to The Hechinger Report. However, the struggles they may face trying to fit into a new culture […]

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 […]