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Letters to the editor
The Maneater strives to encourage discussion among the MU community. Generally, any letter from students, faculty, staff, alumni and extended community will be considered for publication. In addition, those of topical significance to the university and its students will also be considered. Letters can be submitted from the website, emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 573.882.5550 or dropped off at G216 MU Student Center. Submissions must include the writers' phone numbers and/or email addresses. Most letters must be signed to be published; anonymity will be considered in a small number of cases, where necessary. The Maneater reserves the right to edit letters and columns for style and length.
Using the site
With the exception of letters to the editor, The Maneater collects contact information for its use only. While contact information fields — such as, but not limited to, email address, phone number and mailing address — may be required for certain account registration, comments and email submissions, such information will not be published nor released to any third party. This information is collected for identification purposes, where necessary, and enables The Maneater to accurately and promptly follow-up to postings, when necessary. Falsifying this information will invalidate all information associated with it. Comments, letters to the editor and feedback will be dismissed accordingly. Accounts may be terminated indefinitely.
Requests for anonymity in published letters to the editor will be considered by the editor-in-chief when a letter contains sensitive information that would be damaging to the writer's well-being. Accurate contact information must still be provided to the editor-in-chief when the letter is submitted. Requests for anonymity will be determined after the writer's authenticity is confirmed. Traditionally, The Maneater will publish the writer's name and email address at the end of the letter. Letters written by multiple people or on behalf of an organization will be signed by all those who have written or otherwise endorsed the writing.
In the blotter
In each issue, The Maneater publishes a police blotter. This is compiled by the staff from the arrest records of the MU Police Department and the Columbia Police Department. This is a matter of public record. The Maneater will update entries if provided with the court documents indicating a case's dismissal at a later date. It will not under any circumstance delete an entry from the website.