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Oct. 17, 2017

MSA student positions in standing committees filled for the first time

By Galen Bacharier and Skyler Rossi

Ryan Alsop, Campus Safety Committee representative: “The thing is that administration, they want our voice. They want to have students in on these conversations because that’s why these universities are here.”

Two Greek houses hold fundraising event for Hurricane Harvey relief

By Tashfia Parvez

The total proceeds equaled to more than $3,000 and will be donated to Kingwood High School in Houston.

Oct. 11, 2017

Division of IT gets ready for cybersecurity month

By Daniel Doan

With October being cybersecurity month, IT is trying new techniques to spread information to MU students, faculty and staff.

UM System establishes task force to promote use of open educational resources

By William Skipworth

Fair-use copyright policies enforce cost-saving alternatives in the classroom.

Oct. 5, 2017
MU launches new School of Visual Studies within College of Arts and Science

MU launches new School of Visual Studies within College of Arts and Science

By Tashfia Parvez

Director Jo Stealey: “We do not intend to be the biggest program. Rather, our goal is to be the best, and we are going to be the best. We already are the best.”

Oct. 4, 2017
Asian American Association and Association of Latin@ American Students join to educate students on DACA and immigration

Asian American Association and Association of Latin@ American Students join to educate students on DACA and immigration

By Tristen Rouse

Asian immigrants, including undocumented Asian immigrants, have become the fastest growing group of migrants to the United States.

MSA explores strategies to lessen impact of Columbia’s “food desert”

By Jacob Robinson

“We’re really trying to branch out with the other organizations that are working hard and have been doing that for years, long before we even came to Columbia,” MSA senator Dylan Cain said.

MSA members to collect students’ opinions on enforcing current smoking policy

MSA members to collect students’ opinions on enforcing current smoking policy

By Caitlyn Rosen

Once MSA members gauge students’ feelings toward on-campus smoking, changes may be made.

Oct. 2, 2017

MSA to cut auxiliary budgets

By Jacob Robinson

“Last year we trimmed most of the fat off of the budget, and that left us with the skeleton of the MSA budget. We came up on this year and, lo and behold, we had another small freshman class and there isn’t much fat to trim anymore.”

Sept. 29, 2017

MSA senators push to implement “hydration stations” at Memorial Stadium

By William Skipworth

MSA is hopeful that the increased access to free water will help boost attendance at games.

MU students aid Houston hurricane survivors

By Skyler Rossi

The Hope Project Founder Anthony Ruffner: “I think it was really cool to show the people of Houston that as students, we aren’t out of touch with what’s happening.”

Sept. 26, 2017
Community and MU student groups hold Walk for the Climate

Community and MU student groups hold Walk for the Climate

By Tristen Rouse

The march was part of a larger effort by Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and several other climate activist groups to raise awareness about global warming.

CoMo for Progress holds demonstration against Graham-Cassidy health care bill

CoMo for Progress holds demonstration against Graham-Cassidy health care bill

By Mawa Iqbal

Rally organizers and Columbia citizens alike gathered outside Sen. McCaskill’s office to influence her no vote on the bill.

MESC and NSBE co-host College of Engineering Career Fair

MESC and NSBE co-host College of Engineering Career Fair

By Skyler Rossi

NSBE president Walta Abraham: “It was a great opportunity because you got to learn from other engineers that have similar, yet different experiences on campus at the same time.”

Standing committee on campus health and wellness to be formed

By Caitlyn Rosen

Complaints about the elimination of student charge stemmed the recommendation that the committee be formed.

Sept. 13, 2017

Asian American Association starts the year off with annual UnificAsian event

By Daniel Doan

UnificAsian draws in new members for the Asian American Association from across MU.

New Hall remains unfinished in more ways than just its name

New Hall remains unfinished in more ways than just its name

By Skyler Rossi

New Hall President Ryan Geising: “There was a huge time crunch to get the hall ready. So, yes we are able to host students and have them live here, but we are not to the standard that the other halls are at.”

Sept. 12, 2017
CoMo for Progress holds demonstration defending DACA

CoMo for Progress holds demonstration defending DACA

By Mawa Iqbal

Rally organizers and Columbia citizens alike gathered outside Boone County courthouse to show solidarity with the immigrant community.

Sept. 8, 2017
 New program focusing on addressing racial issues through American culture to start in spring

New program focusing on addressing racial issues through American culture to start in spring

By Mawa Iqbal

“Race and the American Story” will pilot as a one-hour topics course in the spring semester.

Sept. 5, 2017
MU hires outside consultant to review Greek Life

MU hires outside consultant to review Greek Life

By Daniel Doan

Dyad is looking at policies specifically relating to hazing, housing, alcohol and drugs, as well as providing trainings and workshops for active members.