University of Missouri

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Disturbing Survey Shows Colleges are Terrible at Handling Campus Sexual Assaults

    Three months after an independent report criticized how the University of Missouri's handled a scholarship athlete's claim that she'd been raped by football players, a new survey from Senator Claire McCaskill reveals glaring shortcomings in how America's colleges and universities nationwide handle o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    "Beyond Meat," the Mizzou-Created Faux Chicken That Fooled the New York Times

    "Chicken-Free Strips," by Beyond Meat, were created in a lab at the University of Missouri. When we heard that both Mark Bittman and Alton Brown think this faux meat can substitute for the original without anyone being the wiser, we decided to taste test it ourselves and see what all the fuss was ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 21 to 23

    We're still in a food coma from Iron Fork last night, but there are too many good events this weekend to stay home. Head down to Hermann for a German bonanza, or pick up the first of spring produce at one of many farmers' markets. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2014
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    March 10, 2014

    Sam the Ram? St. Louis Football Fans Would Welcome Michael Sam: Study

    St. Louis football fans would welcome Michael Sam to the Rams, according to a new study out of Emory University. But Sam better hope he isn't the Rams pick, or the Kansas City Chiefs', for that matter. In Missouri, there's no rule prohibiting businesses from firing employees because they're gay. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Sasha Menu Courey: MU Turns Student Athlete Rape Case Over to Columbia Police

    Police in Columbia launched an investigation Monday into the 2010 sexual assault of Sasha Menu Courey, a University of Missouri athlete, after an ESPN report detailed why school officials never launched their own probe into the alleged assault. Menu Courey, a top recruit on the Mizzou swim team, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Daily RFT's New Blogger Wants Your News Tips!

    Howdy, y'all! Welcome to the Daily RFT, the news blog for the Riverfront Times. I'm your host, brand-new staff writer Lindsay Toler. Let's play, Who's Sittin' on a Hot Scoop? Every so often, we reach out to you, loyal blog readers, for story ideas. We get some really, really, really, really great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Mizzou Athletic Department Says "You Can Play" to LGBT Students (VIDEO)

    If you're a Tiger, you're a Tiger -- and if you can play, you can play! Such is the message of a newly released promotional video from the University of Missouri's Athletic Department, promoting LGBT rights and diversity on their sports teams. "The Mizzou Athletics Department strives to provide a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Final Chapter in the University of Missouri Press Saga

    Remember how the University of Missouri Press decided to "modernize" itself last spring by laying off the entire staff and replacing it with a group of grad students led by an English professor? Well, to hell with that. Maybe the Press wasn't so broken after all. Well, OK, maybe the threats of lega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Whadda Bust! Columbia Topless Rally Draws More Men Than Women [PHOTOS]

    With fewer than 24 hours until its shirtless rally in Columbia yesterday, put out something of a distress call on Facebook. The organization, fronted by a religious group that believes in UFOs and stresses sexual freedoms, was still in need of someone to read a prepared speech at its M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Mizzou J-School Leader's Testimony Could Hurt Apple in Huge Lawsuit Against Samsung

    In what Wired magazine is calling "the patent case of the century," Apple is suing Samsung for "slavishly" copying Apple's tech and design as seen in -- among other things -- the iPad. Apple believes Samsung is trampling on its patent rights. The local-ish connection is this:   Earlier this wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Benjamin Elliot Pleads Guilty to Tagging Mizzou Dorm with Racist Graffiti

    One-time University of Missouri student Benjamin Elliot pleaded guilty to spray painting a racist slur on a Mizzou dorm last February. For admitting he tagged Hatch Hall with the "n-word," Elliot must pay court costs, complete 100 hours of community service and pay restitution to the university.

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
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    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Mizzou's Maneater Steps on Its Dick with Misogynistic April Fool's Issue

    The Maneater, the student-run newspaper of the University of Missouri-Columbia, puts together an April Fool's Day issue every year that attempts to skewer the pompous and poke fun at the too-serious people and institutions on campus. This year's issue, titled "The Carpeteater," has been roundly deno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Senator Kevin Engler Introduces Bill About Bedbug Reporting

    ​Citing both an increase in the number of infestation reports in Missouri communities and a special request from state health officials, State Senator Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) introduced legislation yesterday that sets new standards for tenants and landlords when it comes to reporting bedbugs.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Should Latinos Be Encouraged to Speak Spanish in College?

    ​Earlier this week, a major study published in the Harvard Educational Review showed that children of undocumented immigrants have a more difficult time with social development and are at risk for lower educational performance when compared to kids of U.S. citizens. While that news might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Harris-Stowe, Fontbonne Notch Worst Student Loan Default Rates Locally

    A bad economy has sent many college grads into default on their student loans.​Nationally, the rate of former college students defaulting on their federal student loans shot up this year -- with 8.8 percent of borrowers now in default as opposed to just 7 percent last year, according to the U.S. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    "It Was A Complete, Complete Bust." What Happened At The Missouri Muzic Festival?

    An early poster for the Missouri Muzic Festival. Nicki Minaj was removed from the lineup months ago.​On Saturday afternoon, the organizers and operations management of the Missouri Muzic festival stood watching a weather forecast for Sunday predicting more storms. It was raining hard and the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Tough Going at the Missouri State Fair

    ​Man! First Lynryd Skynyrd canceled their show last week for health reasons, and now the power's out at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.Last night, a storm knocked over trees, power lines, tents and concession stands at the fairgrounds. The grounds are closed to the public this morning, but far ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Hitler Reacts to Mizzou's Hiring of Frank Haith

    It was inevitable. Someone had to make a video of Hitler reacting to University of Missouri's controversial hiring of Frank Haith.Fair warning: The clip below includes some offensive characterizations. Then again, what would you expect from Hitler!? And, no, we didn't make this video. Just passing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Good Mood = Bad Memory, Mizzou Study Says

    Image viaHaha you'll never remember this, suckers!!​Next time you're annoyed/jealous at how chipper someone is, here's some silent revenge: at least at that moment, their "working memory" isn't as good as yours. According to a study done by doctoral student Elizabeth Martin at the University of Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Serial Masturbator Could Be On the Loose at University of Missouri

    christwire.orgIf only it were this easy, MU police would have their man.​Police at the University of Missouri - Columbia are on the lookout for what could be a serial masturbator. According to the police, a man was spied enjoying himself on campus twice over the weekend. The first incident occurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Mizzou Scientists Watch Memories Get Made

    image viaScans of the brain at work during the Semantic Fluency Test in which research subjects were asked to think of words from a specific category, like "food" or "animals".​In order to make more money, people who make digital cameras and printer paper will tell you that their products are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Mizzou Students In Running to Cover Oscars for MTV, And They Need Your Vote!

    mtvU.comErica Coghill: C'mon people, send this future star to the Oscars. ​Daily RFT received a request -- okay, a plea -- yesterday from University of Missouri undergraduate Erica Coghill asking that we pass on the news that she and three other Mizzou students are finalists in MTV's Oscars Corres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Mizzou Scientists Experiment With Homegrown Replacement Joints

    image viaThe nice scientists at Mizzou helped Bunny grow a new shoulder!​It would be convenient if human bodies were like starfish, able to regenerate missing limbs or anything else they need. We can't yet, but a team of researchers at the University of Missouri and Columbia University may be clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Grape Scott! Mizzou Scientists Engineering Fungus-Free Wine Grapes

    ​Missouri has long been one of the world's leading exporters of beer. But now, researchers at the University of Missouri say that vino could be the state's next big alcoholic gift to mankind.The state grape of Missouri -- the Norton variety -- is known for its resistance to powdery mildew, a funga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Best Thanksgiving Convenience Foods, Onion-Cooking Methods, and Booze

    Did you wait until the last minute to start Thanksgiving prep? Or are you just lazy? Slashfood has recommendations for the best frozen pumpkin and apple pies and the best instant stuffing.If you're making the meal by hand, our sister paper, the Houston Press, tests methods to prevent onion tears. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Just How Tall Were the Dinosaurs?

    Everybody knows the dinosaurs were super-tall, but a University of Missouri anatomy professor has just proven everybody wrong. The dinosaurs weren't just super-tall. They were super-duper tall. The extra height, Casey Holliday and his team of researchers discovered, came from cartilage between the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Wants "Endangered" Status for Ozark Hellbender

    Jeff Briggler, courtesy of Missouri DOCOzark Hellbender: Putting its image on a football helmet could save its life.​Before we get started, how is that the University of Missouri calls its athletic teams the Tigers (an animal that's never called Missouri home and which is the most generic name in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    U.S. News College Rankings Put Wash. U. at Lucky 13

    Wikimedia Commons​Hooray! This year's U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out! This is a chance for all college students, both current and former, to look through the rankings and claim bragging rights for their schools. These bragging rights are only good, of course, until college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    R.I.P. James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Lion, Mizzou Grad, Defender of Segregation

    James J. Kilpatrick​Our nation's major papers are all noting the passing of 89-year-old James J. Kilpatrick, a conservative T.V. and print commentator who also happened to have a degree from Missouri School of Journalism. He was well-known for providing an intellectual defense of segregation after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    University of Missouri Makes Two of ESPN's Top 50 Football Heartbreakers -- and It Ain't Over Yet

    ​In the words of the immortal Hank Williams Jr.: "Are your ready for some football!?" We here at Daily RFT are, especially college football which starts in just one month's time. Speaking of which, is running a fun little feature called House of Pain recalling the  50 "most painful o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Big Ten Quashes Rumors of Adding Mizzou, and That's Too Bad

    So the commissioner of the Big Ten came out yesterday to deny the rumors -- started this week by a Kansas City radio station -- that it plans to add University of Missouri (or University of Nebraska) to its conference. Whatever. That went away when the Big 8 became the Big 12.​Commissioner Jim Del ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2010

    Jessica Baran encapsulates St Louis art scene

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    April 28, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Mizzou Students Charged with Littering (Not Hate Crimes) for Leaving Cotton Balls at Black Culture Center

    Prosecutors thought it would be difficult to convince a jury that Sean Fitzgerald and Zachary Tucker intended to commit a hate crime during a night of drunken debauchery.​The two University of Missouri undergraduates arrested back in March for dumping cotton balls on the school's Gaines/Oldham Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Mizzou Trips into Big Dance, Illinois Headed to NIT

    ​Despite an ugly loss last week in the first round of the Big 12 Championship, University of Missouri has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are a No. 10 seed in the eastern bracket and play the Tigers (of Clemson, No. 7 seed) at 1:45 p.m. on Friday in Buffalo. Win that game and Mizzo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Mizzou vs. Match: The Soy Chicken Battle Is On!

    Last summer, Riverfront Times reported on Match, a groundbreaking meat substitute invented right here in St. Louis. Match comes in six different flavors, including beef, chicken and pork, and it has been heralded as the best artificial meat on the market.Now it has an in-state challenger, at least i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    St. Louis Film Streetballers Leaves L.A., Heads for K.C.

    Streetballers rolling to Kansas City.​Received a note last week from the guys behind Streetballers, the independent film shot in St. Louis that's won an armful of awards and accolades at film festivals across the country. The movie had its Los Angeles debut last month at Hollywood's historic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 9.12-9.18

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani returned with Rosh Hashana apple cider donuts with honey glaze, and monkey bread cupcakes served with a side of very cute new baby.Sugar, Spice and More Things Nice: Rachel interviewed dietitian and diabetes educator M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Mizzou to J-School Class of 2013: Be Prepared, Buy an iPhone!

    Let nobody say the administration of University of Missouri School of Journalism is out of touch with its students. These profs understand that lectures, the scourge of college students since the Middle Ages, are so, like, boring. Especially when they're at the ungodly hour of nine a.m.So, starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Friday, March 13: Morning's Newz

    The Natural Resources Defense Council named Missouri and Illinois as part of the "Filthy Fifteen" of worst polluting states. Illinois came in as No. 6 on the list; Missouri as No. 12. The St. Louis Public School Board voted to close 17 schools over the next two years. Cardinals team president Bill D ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2008

    It's Show Time!

    The Sheldon brings the art

  • News

    May 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Missouri Puts the F in F.O.I.

    Anyone who has ever filed a Sunshine request for public records in the state of Missouri will attest that the process isn’t exactly user friendly. Want a police report in which a suspect was arrested but not charged? Not a chance. Need records detailing which establishments in the city have had th ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2007

    Roll On, Columbia

    Columbia's a college town. It's also an eatin' town. Big-time.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    A Queer Debate

    from This month the University of Missouri made news when it was announced that the school would be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential hall bathrooms. The news, as it turns out, was a bit premature. Days later, the school pulled out of ... More >>

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