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April 10, 2014

Staff takes home awards in statewide contest

Collegiate publications across the state met on the Truman State University campus in Kirksville on Saturday for the 2014 Missouri College Media Association conference. MCMA annual awards distinctions for writing, photography, design, multimedia and holistic publication. The Maneater competed against publications at Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, UM-Kansas City, UM-St. Louis, University of Central Missouri, Saint Louis University, Lindenwood University and Washington University in Division I of the contest. Entries spanned the 2013 ...
March 11, 2014

Introducing Maneater Long Reads

Today, the Campus Life section of The Maneater is happy to introduce a new long-form series: Maneater Long Reads Starting with today’s story, “His name is Shane,” The Maneater will publish narrative pieces online about every two weeks with accompanying visuals. The project is something new and exciting for the publication. Although it seems we are a generation that craves quick, condensed news, The Maneater believe there’s a demand out there for long-form journalism. The ...
March 6, 2014

Maneater requests MSA budget

The Maneater has submitted a public records request to the UM System custodian of records regarding all documents relating to the Missouri Students Association’s 2014-15 budget proposal. MSA Vice President Kelsey Haberberger submitted the first draft of the budget Feb. 21. The budget has since moved into the MSA Budget Committee and is scheduled to hit the Senate floor Wednesday. Historically, The Maneater tracks the association’s budget process in service to the more than 30,000 ...
Feb. 18, 2014

The Maneater celebrates 59 years

The Maneater has proclaimed itself the student voice of MU since 1955, but its origins date back to 1926. What was then a modest newspaper called the Missouri Student, its intent to function as an independent student news source was similar to that which The Maneater follows today. In its final years, however, the Missouri Student slipped into the leadership of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, whose members were elected editor-in-chief five consecutive years running. Enter ...
May 14, 2013

Sophomore student journalist wins $2,500 Maneater Scholarship

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Maneater scholarship committee is pleased to announce Molly Duffy, a sophomore journalism major, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship for her contributions to the University of Missouri’s official student newspaper. This year’s scholarship is the largest the committee has awarded since the scholarship program launched in 2008. The Maneater scholarship program was created using seed money donated during the paper’s 50th anniversary celebration as well as other alumni gifts. A steering ...
April 22, 2013

MCMA 2013 award winners announced

Universities from the state of Missouri took home awards Saturday at the Missouri College Media Association conference. Our staff competed against schools like Washington University, UM—St. Louis, UM—Kansas City, St. Louis University and others. The Maneater took home a total of 14 awards. Congratulations to our winners: News Writing, 2nd place: Lucas Shapiro for Fall 2012 Clery releases triple from last year Editorial writing, 3rd: The Maneater for MUPD trivializes assault with recent Clery release ...
April 21, 2013

The Maneater Fall 2013 Editorial Board

Please join us in congratulating the following members of 2013-14 editorial board. This year's pool of applicants was extremely competitive, and we would like to thank all who applied. New editors will officially take over following the May 3 issue. Editor-in-Chief — Ted Noelker Managing Editor — Delia Cai Copy Chief — Claire Boston Production Manager — Mitch Gerringer Online Development — Tim Tai Photography Editor — Lauren Kastner Multimedia — Cara McClain Campus Life ...
Feb. 18, 2013

The Maneater celebrates 58 years

In 1955, sociology major Joe Gold pronounced The Missouri Student — a paper that "signified nothing" — dead. Gold renamed the publication The Maneater and swore the paper would serve as a watchdog for students' interests. He wrote a new editorial policy to reflect the spirit of watchdog journalism that Maneater staff members still live by today. "If you want to keep us out, better bar the door," the policy stated. "And don't try getting ...
Nov. 16, 2012

The Maneater Spring 2013 Editorial Board

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Editorial Board! We had many extremely talented applicants this semester, and we want to thank everyone who applied. New editors will begin training immediately and will take over full responsibilities starting with the Dec. 7 issue. Editor-in-Chief — Kelly Olejnik Managing Editor — Kelsey Maffett Production Manager — Cassie Kibens Photography Editor — Lauren Kastner University News — Nassim Benchaabane Student Organizations — Cassa Niedringhaus City, State & Nation — ...
Nov. 6, 2012

A note on tonight's election coverage

The Maneater will be live-blogging and tweeting the elections tonight. The website will be updated as results are announced. We'll be aggregating news primarily from the Associated Press and CNN — none of our election updates will be drawn from our own information. Other coverage, from on-campus watch parties and around Columbia, will be our own. The Maneater will strive to show the student perspective on the elections tonight, and our writers and photographers will ...