Mitch Legan

MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced plans on Tuesday to double research funding while expanding research and creative activities that impact Missouri, the U.S. and rest of the world.

“MU faculty are shaping views on politics and society,” Cartwright said. “They enrich our lives through arts and humanities. They develop solutions to the world’s great challenges in food, water, health and others, and they engage our community both on and off campus. This significant impact is creating a better future for citizens of our state, nation and the world.”

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More than 100 people gathered outside of the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday to show support for DACA and its recipients.

DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – allows those who came to the United States illegally as minors to apply to work or go to school in the U.S. while keeping them safe from deportation. However, President Donald Trump has said he will let DACA expire on March 5 unless Congress can come up with a way to renew it. 


The Columbia City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night to upgrade the water distribution infrastructure along Bryant and Switzler streets.  


The Columbia City Council approved the plan to build a trail that will connect Columbia’s eastern neighborhoods to the central city Monday night.

The Shepard-Rollins trail project will cut through about 35 acres of woods east of Columbia’s East Campus neighborhood and west of Old 63; it will cost $2.8 million to complete.