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.
“One Mizzou Week” kicked off with a diversity rally Monday night.
One Mizzou is hosting a series of events throughout the week, including last night's keynote speaker, author Maya Angelou. The week’s events are meant to challenge MU students to recognize and incorporate diverse voices into every aspect of campus life. Senior Coordinator of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center Nathan Stephens said he wants the campus to become a better community by students getting to know more people.
The Columbia School Board has decided contracted custodial work is not the right option for the district. So, schools will continue to work with the district's current custodial staff. At its meeting Monday night, board members heard from custodians working in Columbia schools.
MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology recently opened an exhibition to coincide with The University of Missouri’s conference that focuses on unique Cuban books.
Mary Pixley is the Associate Curator of European and American Art at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. She said these books are known for their literary value as well as their artistry. The cover and pages are decorated. This exhibition features books that don’t look like typical books — they take the shape of suitcases and scrolls, among other objects.
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.