January 27, 2019

Political commentators often point to the fall 2015 protests at MU as the beginning of a national trend of emboldened student activists making noise at institutions of higher education.

In the case of writer David French and The National Review, MU is a cautionary tale...

January 27, 2019

PETA has a bone to pick with MU.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came to Columbia Tuesday to protest animal mistreatment as part of World Day for Animals in Laboratories. A noon demonstration on Francis Quadrangle drew about a dozen students, concerned citiz...

January 14, 2019

Rhode Island has moved forward with truck-only tolls, and there's some concern regarding the effects of this decision on truck drivers and the trucking industry in Connecticut.

"We have to remember, trucking is interstate commerce, so you have truck drivers and trucking...

January 14, 2019

A town ambulance sits inside the 11 Fairway Drive headquarters of the now-defunct Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad Saturday, June 30, 2018. American Ambulance has taken over services for the town. (Sten Spinella/The Day)

Ledyard — On Saturday, June 30, they made fun of...

December 12, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and outside groups supporting his campaign have criticized Sen. Claire McCaskill for her views on immigration during their Senate race.

A recent salvo in this subtext of their contest comes from Hawley in the form of an op-ed for Fo...

November 29, 2018

This is a long-form look at segregation by housing in Columbia and what the city is trying to do about it. The story was picked up by the AP and run by a number of newspapers throughout the country.  

"As you turn onto Lynn Street, the components of an idyllic neig...

March 31, 2018

One of Columbia’s longest-running businesses is also among its least lucrative.

In the sign plastered above its display window, Adams Walls of Books is missing a critical “O,” the first one of “Books.” The front door is battered, its paint flaking off and its overall he...

February 12, 2018

With the full grandeur and authority of the Roman Catholic Church, the Most Rev. William Shawn McKnight became the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City on Tuesday.

McKnight was ushered into his position with a well-coordinated processional ceremony that began...

February 12, 2018

When plans for the Hagan Scholarship Academy were announced in 2012, the news was greeted with plenty of enthusiasm. Columbia developer Dan Hagan hoped to nurture high-achieving students in rural areas through his new venture, to be located on a 4.72-acre grassy hillsi...

February 12, 2018

Northwest Medical Isotopes (NWMI) is one step closer to building a production plant in Columbia.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard testimony Tuesday regarding Northwest Medical Isotopes’ application for a construction permit. The hearing signals that the comm...

February 12, 2018

Barbara Altis, who died on Jan. 18, was a kind, caring Columbian.

The 89-year-old was the daughter of Birdie Bryant Ekstrum and Harry Gustav Ekstrum. Her husband Klifton Ralf Altis, with whom she had four children, died in 2012.

Her daughter, Kandee Altis Bennett, said M...

February 12, 2018

A suspect in the New Year’s Day double shooting at the Waffle House on Vandiver Drive has been arrested.

Matthew Callier McMillan, 29, was arrested Saturday in Kansas City by the Kansas City Police Department, according to a Columbia Police Department statement. Accordi...

October 31, 2017

Mary Gallucci is an adjunct professor of English at the University of Connecticut, and she needs 10 consecutive semesters teaching in order to be promoted. How close is Gallucci to those 10 semesters?

“I probably had almost 10 and then I had a baby,” Gallucci said. “The...

October 31, 2017

Undocumented students at the University of Connecticut are fighting for equal access to institutional aid and facing what they say is national ignorance, statewide unfairness and a local lack of information.


Eric Cruz López went to Washington D.C. to get arrested...

University of Connecticut students and faculty are concerned administrators are not prioritizing persistent systemic racism on campus.

“There is systemic racism,” UConn sociology professor Noel Cazenave said. “I think that it is every bit as deep and broad as it is at t...

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