The Maneater

Sep. 23, 2019

Tim Asher, executive director of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, speaks to the Central Missouri Young Republicans during their meeting Thursday at Domenico’s in Jefferson City. The Missouri Civil Rights Initiative is attempting to prohibit universities and businesses from giving preferential treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.

Stop Traffic coordinator Paige Hendrix discusses her experiences in Dubai on Tuesday at Lefevre Hall. Hendrix’s talk was part of a presentation on the growth and sustainability of Dubai’s economy and infrastructure.

Trip coordinator Bill Allen watches Sandhill cranes ride thermal winds over cornfields near Rowe Sanctuary on Saturday. He has taken students on a Sandhill crane-watching trip for the past three years.

Junior Robyn Allen looks for cranes and other birds through a fieldscope on Saturday at Rowe Sanctuary. “Seeing the cranes for the first time was extremely memorable,” Allen said. “Like getting an intimate view of a large family — seeing how a social unit interacts, even deducing individual gestures.”

Sandhill cranes circle over the Platte River near Kearney, Neb., where they roosted overnight on Saturday. There were 60,000 cranes in the region as of the weekly bird count on March 6.

Wayne Wanta, director of the Center for the Digital Globe, and professor Patricia Brumfield Fry watch as professor Paul Martin Lester demonstrates how he lectures his class in a virtual reality social networking system on Wednesday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

Perry Chapman of Sasaki Associates gives a presentation on the coming years' planned growth of the MU campus on Wednesday at Memorial Union. The presentation gave an intimate look into the infrastructure of MU's central campus and surrounding areas.

Phyllis Williams, chairwoman of the Missouri Students Association Academic Affairs Committee, displays designs for shirts at a joint meeting between MSA, the Academic Affairs Committee and the Student Affairs Committee on Tuesday in Brady Commons.

Sophomore Kenneth Bennett takes a call for the Tiger Calling Club early Wednesday evening. The club, whose student members call alumni and parents for pledge money, is one of several organizations raising money for the For All We Call Mizzou campaign.

Sustain Mizzou's Recycle Mountain sits in the middle of Lowry Mall on Wednesday morning. The mountain was made of crushed cans, paper, plastic bottles and other recycled materials.

Recycle Mountain stands on Lowry Mall on Wednesday morning. The mountain attracted lots of attention from students and faculty.

Sophomore Patrick Margherio tapes a sign onto the recycle mountain Wednesday morning at Lowry Mall. Some of the signs taped on the mountain’s sides showed graphs of the impact recycling could make on campus. editor Ann Friedman listens as executive editor Jessica Valenti speaks during Wednesday’s ‘Blogging Feminism’ event at Memorial Union. The MU Women’s and Gender Studies department invited Valenti and Friedman to address how contemporary feminists uses the Internet to promote their ideas.

Academic Affairs Committee chairman Tom Phillips opens discussion on a higher education bill during Thursday's Faculty Council meeting in Memorial Union. The new bill would require all public colleges and universities to create a student-accessible Web site that allows students to rate instructors by fall 2009.

MU junior Michael Chandler tries to escape the grasp of Iowa State sophomore Cyler Sanderson during the final match of the 157-pound weight class on Saturday in Oklahoma State University’s Gallagher-Iba Arena. MU will send seven wrestlers to the 2008 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis March 20-22.

Junior Adrianne Perry backflips on the beam Feb. 29 at the Hearnes Center. With this weekend’s victory in Illinois, the Tigers rank fourth in the south central region.

Senior Tyler McCormick attempts to stand while defending national champion Coleman Scott of Oklahoma State tries to hold him on the mat Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena during the Big 12 Championships. McCormick went on to win the match 5-3 in the second one-minute overtime period and finished the tournament in second place.

Junior Caitlin Ellis poses a question about city involvement with MU students to candidates for the First Ward seat in the Columbia City Council on Thursday in the Columbia Public Library. The four candidates for the First Ward City Council seat participated in Saturday’s public forum, at which citizens raised questions concerning crime, city growth and safety.

Patrons huddle for warmth while some smoke outside The Blue Fugue Saturday night. A loophole in a Minnesota smoking ban might set an example for Columbia bar owners to take advantage of any exemptions in Columbia’s smoking ordinance.

A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would phase out the sales tax on food purchases over six years and replace it with a tax increase on wine and liquor.