The Maneater

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Feb. 19, 2019

Senior Dana Willbrand explains her research on breast cancer rates in rats to judge Lori Eggert during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Studies Forum at the Bond Life Sciences Center. The forum gave undergraduates a chance to receive scholarships and grants including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Geoffrey West, President of the Santa Fe Institute, illustrates the complexity of organisms on an overhead projector Friday in the Bond Life Sciences Center. Time Magazine named West one of the 'Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World' in 2006.

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Gibson pitches against Oklahoma State on April 4 at Taylor Stadium. Gibson struggled in his last outing against Texas A&M on Saturday, giving up seven runs in five innings pitched.

UM system President Gary Forsee gives a speech titled 'Return on Investment: Does Public Higher Education Still Offer Value to Its Stakeholders?' on Monday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium. Forsee was chosen to give the annual Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs presented by the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor, outlines his plan for higher education reform Monday in Memorial Union. Nixon's Missouri Promise initiative is designed to give middle-class Missourians an opportunity to earn a four-year degree from a state university with free tuition.

Lily Tinker Fortel, Community Outreach Coordinator for Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, holds a press conference with Muslim Student Organization spokeswoman Hend El-Buri and Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation coordinator Jeff Stack at the Boone County Government Center on Monday. Tinker Fortel is embarking on a 12-day fact-finding mission in Iran.

First Ward Columbia City Councilman Paul Sturtz talks with Columbia residents Mike Gemkow and Brian Pape on Saturday during office hours at J.R. Barton’s Southern Kitchen & BBQ. Sturtz and attendees discussed local issues while eating lunch.

Taylor Trogdon, senior atmospheric sciences major and Mizzou Storm Chase Team president, updates chasers on the storm's activity. A map sits close by to help direct chasers to new locations.

Chasers watch a passing storm system near Sherman, Texas, on April 3 during one of their first chases of the season. The area of sun indicates large downdrafts in the tail of the system, which is favorable for tornadoes.

Rain gets wrapped up into the center of a mesocyclone near Scotland, Texas, on April 7. A mesocyclone is a large vortex of spinning air that is often associated with heavy wind and hail.

Mizzou Storm Chase Team members meet at the Weather Analysis and Visualization Laboratory on April 2 to do independent forecasting. Team members analyze different weather models to predict if the storm will produce something worth chasing.

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor, outlines his plan for higher education reform Monday in Memorial Union. Nixon's Missouri Promise initiative is designed to give middle-class Missourians an opportunity to earn a four-year degree from a state university with free tuition.

Freshman Marvel Da-Wariboko of MUTV leads a discussion with ASUM board member Traci Harr and STRIPES director Domingo Pacheco during a leadership summit Sunday in Brady Commons.

Tony Luetkemeyer, student representative to the Board of Curators, and Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, pitch a bill on April 22 in Jefferson City that would give the student representative to the Board of Curators a vote. The bill is to be voted on later this week.

Sophomores Jordan Sexton and Scott Rowland run in heels Sunday as part of the 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event at Stankowski Field. The annual event, sponsored by the Panhellenic Association and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, raised $2,000 for The Shelter.

Senior Dan Marks helps STRIPES Director Domingo Pacheco place candles on a cake Saturday. STRIPES members held a barbecue to celebrate giving 60,000 rides since the organization's inception.

Sophomore Jaqui Rogers sings 'Strength, Courage and Wisdom' by India.Arie as senior John Randall accompanies her on guitar Sunday afternoon during the NAACP Image Awards in Stotler Lounge. The Image Awards are held annually to celebrate black students and faculty at MU.

Some of Tom Porto's personal law books line the shelves inside his office. Porto decided to go to law school and become a public defender after he was unable to find a job as a journalist.

When he’s not inside the courtroom, Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto spends his time at his office in the Johnson Building. The building is located on East Walnut Street in downtown Columbia, just west of the Boone County Courthouse.

A Bruce Springsteen poster hangs next to Boone County Public Defender Tom Porto’s Missouri Bar certification inside his office at the Johnson Building in downtown Columbia. Porto is attending to more than 60 open cases.