The international student population is on the rise in universities throughout the US. Most of the growth is seen in public land-grant Midwest universities. This trend also exists at The University of Missouri.
The FastCAT express route will run on a condensed schedule during the upcoming academic breaks for University of Missouri and Stephens college. The shorter schedule starts this Friday, Nov. 16. Regular operations will resume Monday, Nov. 26. Marketing specialist for Columbia Transit Christa Holtzclaw explains the altered route will mirror all other regular Columbia transit routes.
The United Way of Central Missouri raised more money than it planned to during this year’s Community Fundraising Campaign. The United Way’s goal was $1.65 million and it raised $1.7 million. Ann Bax, President of the United Way of Central Missouri, said the money raised will be allocated among the 25 agencies they serve.
“We’ve tried to partner with agencies that kind of fit together like a puzzle and address all of the needs that are here in our community that we serve," Bax said.
Cole County and Jefferson City residents voted against extending Jefferson City’s boundaries last week. Proposition One would have extended city limits to include an area called Meadows by the Lake along with two hotels and a store within the area.
City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said there was a high voter turnout, and 65 percent of voters agreed with it. But, the support needed to pass the proposition was still a little short of 66.6 percent. Nickolaus said the reason for the proposition failure could be tied to voters not being informed about it.
When the original administration building of the university burned in 1892 the columns were left standing. They stand today on Francis Quadrangle and are an iconic image of the university's Columbia campus.