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Sep. 24, 2020

Bars and restaurants hit hard with changing regulations

Columbia's local bars and restaurants are struggling due to changing regulations, and lack of financial aid means having to close for some.

Sep. 24, 2020

Misinformation and lack of clarity leads to confusion about mail-in voting

Conflicting information on topics such as how the mail-in ballot process works has led students to be more hesitant about it when choosing how to vote.

Sep. 23, 2020

New campus organization in support of Joe Biden established as 2020 election nears

Mizzou for Joe team leader Dalton Crawford explains the goals of the group and how students can get involved.

Sep. 22, 2020

ResLife adjusts quarantine procedures after students struggle to quarantine after exposure or positive COVID-19 test

Students struggled to gain access to quarantine housing and food service after being exposed or testing positive for COVID-19

Sep. 22, 2020

MU promotes #CampusClear app for COVID-19 self-monitoring, but some students are concerned about its effectiveness

MU students are worried that #CampusClear is not helping to prevent the continuation of a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases at MU.

Sep. 21, 2020

MSA COVID-19 bill passed in special session to address student concerns

Among other demands, the new bill calls for increased transparency and a revamped approach to COVID-19 on campus.

Sep. 21, 2020

Students encouraged to Get Involved at MU virtual involvement week

MU Involvement Ambassadors hosted a week-long virtual fair which included information on clubs, student organizations, study abroad programs and activities like postcard coloring, movies at Faurot Field and yoga.

Sep. 20, 2020

Open letter from MU journalism faculty calls for students, faculty to hold administration accountable for discouraging dissent

The three writers and 12 co-signers expressed disappointment in the Choi administration for sparking fear and attempting to stamp out conflicting opinions.

Sep. 20, 2020

Missouri Secretary of State candidate Yinka Faleti appears as a guest at MU College Democrats first meeting

The Democratic nominee for Missouri Secretary of State spoke to the club at length during their first meeting of the academic year.

Sep. 17, 2020

'Strip Your Letters' Instagram account calls for reform within MU Greek life

The account draws attention to racism, homophobia, ableism, mental health, privilege and other issues in MU Greek life and seeks to hold PHA and IFC accountable.

Sep. 15, 2020

MU students looking for referrals for COVID-19 tests now have multiple options for free referrals, including Columbia physician Elizabeth Allemann.

Columbia physician Elizabeth Allemann leads the free referral movement in Columbia and hopes for more community relief.

Sep. 15, 2020

MU says COVID-19 contact tracing occurs within two days, but students indicate otherwise

MU students report delays in contact tracing, as well as other communication issues.

Sep. 15, 2020

MU expels 2 and suspends 3 students for violating COVID guidelines

MU administration hopes this shows that the university is not taking their COVID response lightly.

Sep. 15, 2020

Postponement of Family Weekend another change for fall semester

The weekend of family time, Columbia restaurants and high traffic through campus joins other fall traditions affected by the pandemic.

Sep. 15, 2020

The Penguin joins the list of local businesses in Columbia that have closed permanently due to the financial stresses of the pandemic.

“We started to go to the other bars and [The Penguin] was one of the bars we had gone to in passing,” graduate student, Kennedi Keyes, said. “The rest is history. We celebrated lots of nights there. It’s bittersweet that it’s going out [of business].

Sep. 15, 2020

Flicks at Faurot Field: How MU students stayed safe while having fun

Two movies were shown at Faurot Field this weekend by the Campus Activities Planning Board. Students were asked to maintain six feet apart and wear a mask.

Sep. 15, 2020

MU temporarily suspends seven fraternities and three sororities while investigating reports of COVID-19 policy violations

Seven fraternities and three sororities have been temporarily suspended by MU due to reports of these organizations’ possible failure to follow university COVID-19 regulations.

Sep. 14, 2020

Rep. Hartzler petitions to add George Washington Carver to National Garden of American Heroes

In an Aug. 31 letter to Secretary David Bernhardt of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Hartzler said honoring the agricultural scientist and Missouri native in the garden would highlight "agriculture and overcoming racial adversaries" in America's history.

Sep. 11, 2020

MU administration to staff: ‘Publicly support’ decisions, discourage student protests

In a July Zoom meeting of Student Affairs staff, administration laid out a set of expectations for staff, discussing dissent and the possibility of student protests.

Sep. 09, 2020

UPDATE: Choi unblocks students on Twitter after threat of lawsuit

Attorney Christopher Bennett says that Choi violated the First Amendment by preventing students from seeing and interacting with his tweets

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