Students sign their names into MU history

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Kristen Reesor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer

 

MU students and staff signed the Mizzou 175 flag in the Student Center last week for MU’s 175th year anniversary.

MU was founded Feb. 11, 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. The recent flag signing was the final act of celebrating 175 years and looking forward to 200.

President of MSA, Payton Head, gave his vision of MU’s future.

“I imagine it to be one of the leaders in the world, not only for research, getting an amazing education, but also promoting inclusivity so that one day all students who come to the UM System campuses feel right at home,” said Head.

Another student told his idea of how MU will be on its 200th anniversary.

“I see it growing a lot as a university,” Jason Amico said. “It has already progressed quite a bit like getting more and more students from around the globe.”

People could permanently leave their name on the 27-by-33 foot gold and black flag. Some participants even chose to include their graduation year and campus organization.

The flag will be put into a time capsule to be preserved for the next generation of tigers. The flag will be removed in 25 years for MU’s bicentennial celebration.

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