University of Missouri

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    August 8, 2014

    10 Classic Missouri State Fair Foods to Inspire the Drive to Sedalia

    The 113th Missouri State Fair opened yesterday in Sedalia with over 100 acres filled with amusement rides, concerts, tractor pulls, car racing, art and crafts, camping, livestock and produce competitions and contests of skills of all kinds. But plenty of people come just for the food -- check out th ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Boys, Young Men Report Being "Coerced" Into Sex By Female Aggressors: MU Study

    A new study from researchers at the University of Missouri is making waves after finding that nearly half of teenage boys and college men have been forced into sex, usually by a female acquaintance. Of the 284 boys and men between fourteen and 26 surveyed by Bryana French and her team of Mizzou res ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Mizzou Student Body Most Diverse in History: University of Missouri's Racial Breakdown

    With the start of classes today, the University of Missouri has the most diverse student body in its history, according to campus officials. Mizzou now has 34,111 students enrolled and has seen an increase in international and out-of-state students as well as a record number of minorities. The t ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Student Loan Rates Double, Missouri College Groups Push For Action In D.C. To Stop Hikes

    As of yesterday, interest rates for new student loans will officially double, which, for some college students in Missouri, could prove to be particularly burdensome. Congress will meet again next week after the July 4 holiday and several organizations in St. Louis and across the state are working t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    University of Missouri Expands Health Care Plan To Include LGBT Partner Benefits

    Some good news today for LGBT employees at the University of Missouri: The board of curators has voted to expand health-care benefits to include same-sex partners, a change which advocates say is long overdue. "They were at a distinct disadvantage in being able to recruit and retain staff and facu ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Brad Pitt Regrets Dropping Out of Mizzou

    Brad Pitt wishes he did not drop out of the University of Missouri. Why? Because who would do such a foolish thing? What kind of guy would just give up on academics? Pitt, who grew up in Springfield -- where his parents still live -- opens up about his loneliness and his unfinished academic caree ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Mizzou: Petition Asks Fox News to Apologize To Pagans, Wiccans After Mocking Diversity Policy

    As we reported on Tuesday, Fox News gave the University of Missouri some loving this week with a news report poking fun at Mizzou's religious diversity policy, specifically mocking its recognition of Pagan and Wiccan holidays. Mizzou, Fox said, is just allowing lazy students to take advantage of s ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Fox News Goes After Mizzou For Respecting Wiccan, Pagan Holidays, Religious Diversity

    The University of Missouri's respect for a diverse range of religious holidays -- not just the main ones, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah -- goes "beyond political correctness." It's "almost like an excuse to do nothing." So says radio host Tammy Bruce, in an eye-opening Fox News story tha ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Mizzou Journalism Grads Can Expect Lowest Starting Salary Compared to Their Peers

    It's a well-known fact that the University of Missouri-Columbia has one of the finest undergraduate journalism programs in the country. That's news you, apparently, can't take to the bank. A new survey of Mizzou grads from the classes of 2010 and 2011 show that j-school grads are taking home the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Next on the Farmer's Plague Menu: Red Imported Fire Ants

    Just when you started to think we'd survived the worst of the summer, along comes a new threat. First it was intense heat, then withering drought, now it's fire ants. Great. I guess seven days of raining blood comes later this month then.Because of the aforementioned heat and drought, Missouri's far ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Meet the New UM Press, Same as the Old UM Press, Sort Of

    The fate of the University of Missouri Press, which has all summer been a cause célèbre among those interested in scholarly publishing (and there are more than you would think), has been decided, according to a joint statement issued this morning by UM system president Tim Wolfe and Mizzou chancel ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    The Academics Rally!: Latest Chapter in the Saga of UM Press

    Related content: University of Missouri Press to Shut Down in July "Bonehead," "Cowardly," "Treachery": Supporters Fight to Save the University of Missouri Press Zombified University of Missouri Press Back From the Dead Skullduggery and Conniving at University of Missouri Press: The Saga Contin ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 15, 2012

    Skullduggery and Conniving at University of Missouri Press: The Saga Continues

    The battle continues in Columbia over the fate of the University of Missouri Press, which lost its $400,000 in annual funding just before Memorial Day and then, miraculously, rose from the dead a few weeks later with a new director, a radical new model that proposed using student interns instead of ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Cows Overheating in the Drought? There's an App for That

    Researchers at the University of Missouri are about to release an incredibly handy little app for farmers, given the fact that the state's been declared a certified agricultural disaster area because of weeks of extreme heat. "Thermal Aid" is a new app for smartphones which can help farmers calcula ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    University of Missouri Press Back From the Dead

    Please hold your outrage, lovers of university presses. The University of Missouri Press, consigned to eternal doom not two months ago, has been resurrected! Like the South, it will rise again! (Or, if you prefer, like the Terminator, it will be back.) Mizzou administrators announced yesterday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Fat Kids Are Worse at Math, Says Mizzou Study

    If we want to improve American kids' performance in math, it may behoove us to no longer consider cafeteria pizza a serving of vegetables. According to a new study out from the University of Missouri-Columbia, kids who were persistently obese did worse on math tests than thinner children. That's b ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    "Bonehead," "Cowardly," "Treachery": Supporters Fight to Save the University of Missouri Press

    Well, that didn't take long. Alerted to the planned demise of the University of Missouri Press, supporters are attempting to rally an organized resistance on Facebook. Save the University of Missouri Press has already garnered more than 400 supporters -- or at the very least, "likes," -- as well as ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    University of Missouri Press to Shut Down in July

    The Post-Dispatch was not the only publishing institution in Missouri to have a bad week. Yesterday morning, Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, announced plans to shut down the University of Missouri Press. The news came as a complete surprise to the ten-member staff, ed ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    March 8, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Police Department Teams With UMSL to Fight Crime

    University of Missouri--St. LouisUMSL criminology professor Richard Rosenfeld will soon become a regular presence at police headquarters.​Earlier today the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve a partnership between the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Truck Stop Missouri Serves Up Reality TV and Giant Pools of Gravy

    In two weeks the University of Missouri - Columbia will celebrate their one hundredth homecoming, but there's a new character in town encroaching on the Tigers' fame: Midway Truck Stop, the subject of Travel Channel's newest hit, Truck Stop Missouri. The giant, independent truck stop stationed one e ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Mizzou Research: Cigarettes Change Your Personality

    Researchers say smoking is correlated with impulsiveness.​It's bad for your lungs. It's bad for your skin. It's bad for your heart. But is smoking really bad for your personality? Yes, say researchers at the University of Missouri, who believe that quitting smoking can give people a charisma ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Update: Winter Weather Wreaking Havoc on Cardinals Opening Week

    You know what they say: If there's snow in the branches...​This morning, the Cardinals announced that they're also postponing a baseball game between University of Missouri and University of Illinois that had been scheduled for tonight at Busch Stadium. Cold temperatures and a forecast for evening ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    St. Louis Public Radio Sued For Racial Discrimination

    stlpublicradio.orgSuit claims station manager Tim Eby didn't follow up on promotion promise of his predecessor.​A longtime employee of St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU 90.7) has sued the station's general manager and the curators of the University of Missouri on charges that she was passed over for pr ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    University of Missouri, Other MO Colleges, Hit By Veterans' Lawsuit

    War is hell; trying to pay for college tuition in Missouri ain't all that easy either.​A group of military veterans is suing trustees at the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University and the Moberly Area Community College, alleging that the universities systematically overcharged ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Mizzou Plans to Cull Degree Programs in 2011

    image viaOr, rather, je déteste Mizzou.​Many people consider New Years a perfect time for clearing out their extra junk. The University of Missouri is of this philosophy, too, kind of. At the behest of the state, Mizzou plans to cull sixteen of its lowest-yielding degree programs over the cou ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    How to Avoid Becoming a Grinch This Holiday Season

    image via​It's so easy to succumb to Grinch-ish-ness this time of year. It's dark, it's cold and you can't go anywhere without hearing fake-cheerful Muzaked Christmas songs. This all makes you especially vulnerable to the good sad songs, like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or "I'll B ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    This Month in Science

    image via​Here in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: It ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Well, Duh: Cats Improve Your Life, Study Says

    World's most adorable health tonic: Zsa Zsa Meinzer​A story that appeared in today's USA Today -- and promptly made the rounds, getting linked on Jezebel and forwarded around with lightning speed -- quotes research from the University of Missouri that anyone with a brain in her head already knows. ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    For Your Next Vacation, How About Some Twister Chasing?

    Yes, it's the end of September and summer vacation season is officially deader than the Cardinals' playoff hopes. But it's never too early to start planning for next year. A couple of University of Missouri professors report that Missourians who are sick of float trips and paranoid about the e coli ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Explosion Rocks University of Missouri Research Lab; 4 Injured in Blast

    Holey Schweitzer!​Gas from a 2,000-psi hydrogen tank ignited yesterday at a University of Missouri research lab, blasting 17 windows out of the building and sending four people to the hospital.The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. on the third floor of Schweitzer Hall. Columbia fire investigator ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Nebraska Announces Move to Big 10 as Mizzou Tries to Save Face

    Mizzou Tigers -- like this kitty -- are on the outside looking in.​The University of Nebraska board of regents voted 8-0 today to leave the Big 12 Conference for the Big Ten. The move will go into effect in time for the 2011 football season. Meanwhile, University of Missouri officials were holding ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 28, 2010

    The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now

    gh May 8 at Gallery 210, TeleCommunity Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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    April 13, 2010

    Will There Be a Tuition Freeze at Mizzou or What?

    Image source​The University of Missouri Board of Curators will meet this Friday, April 16, to discuss, among other things, whether there will be a freeze on in-state tuition for the 2010-2011 school year. It's a subject of intense interest at the moment because even though Governor Jay Nixon ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Mizzou Students Rally for Pot-Smoking As Safe Alternative to Boozin'

    Image viaDude, it's SO safer​In a move that pulverizes the college kid stereotype, students at the University of Missouri - Columbia will be rallying today for marijuana. Not for its legalization, per se. But to make the argument that pot is safer than drinking. There were similar rallies organize ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    The Mizzou/Match Soy Chicken Battle: An Update

    top photo Jennifer Silverberg, bottom photo courtesy University of Missouri​Loyal readers of Gut Check may recall that last week we reported that Fu-Hung Hsieh, a professor at the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, was developing an artificial chicken made out of soy. Ever alert, Gut ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Alex Trebek Thinks I'm a Filthy Slut?

    screencap viaLindsay Eanet. Aspiring music journalist.​University of Missouri senior Lindsay Eanet is currently competing on the Jeopardy!" College Championship. (Wash U student Nick Yozamp is also in the same competition.) A journalism major, she told the Columbia Tribune that being on the sh ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Ass Clown of the Week Is Back! Cast Your Vote for Biggest Local Bozo!

    ​Yes, 'tis that time of the week once more. Time for you, the readers of Daily RFT, to vote for the most despicable/idiotic local newsmaker of the past seven days. And the nominees...Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson: The University of Missouri lady basketball players accused of beating the crap ... More >>

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    September 21, 2009

    Bud Light Ad "In the Can" is One for the Ages

    On Friday we told you how Bud Light has been forced to stop selling its school-colors themed "Fan Cans" near the University of Missouri and dozens of other college campuses nationwide. In hindsight, perhaps college administrators got their undies in a bunch because Anheuser-Busch didn't employ a cle ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009
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    April 7, 2009

    Study Finds Traditional Media Trumps Blogs, Citizen Journalism When It Comes to News

    That's the argument a team of researchers at University of Missouri School of Journalism put forth in a new study published in the annual State of the News Media. The study found that Web sites of legacy media (newspapers, radio, television) have nearly double the news content of so-called "citizen ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Play Hooky Today and Watch the Inauguration

    If you're reading this early, you may want to call into work, stay home and watch the inauguration. Or you could head out on the town, have a stiff drink or two in the middle of the afternoon, talk politics all day long and be back home in time for dinner. Once home, you can get in a cat nap before ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    KWMU (90.7 FM) General Manager Patricia Wente "Terminated"

    University of Missouri-St. Louis chancellor Thomas George today fired longtime KWMU (90.7 FM) general manager Patty Wente. bill greenblatt/UPI KWMU (90.7 FM) general manager Patty Wente, who was fired earlier today. In April the UMSL chancellor initiated a probe into doings at the local National ... More >>

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    January 2, 2008

    Book It

    With beers

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    January 10, 2007
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