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Home & Hearth & Hallowed Halls

Amid a spate of campus construction plans, we visit McKee Gymnasium, the historic heart of MU women’s athletics.

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Truman Turns 30

After three decades, it’s time for Mizzou’s lovable mascot to embrace grownup life.


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Hit Parade

Planning the big show for Mizzou’s biggest weekend starts months in advance.

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Edison Dynamo

Shining a light on one of Mizzou's oldest relics.


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50 Years of Brotherhood

The first historically black fraternity celebrates half a century on MU’s campus.

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A New Look at Missouri History

New lecture series examines the history of race relations in Missouri.


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Mizzou in Fall 2015

MIZZOU looks back at a ​memorable​ semester, with a chronology of major events.

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Board Certified

Felton was the first student representative on the UM System Board of Curators.


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A Generous Gentleman

MU English Professor Tom McAfee was a masterful poet.

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The Library Book

Steve Weinberg discusses writing a book to commemorate the MU Libraries centennial.


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This Will Make You Miss Mizzou

Ann Chambers looks back at her time at Mizzou with affection.

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Tiger Trolley Cars

MAA honors Jolene Marra Schulz for her professional accomplishments and service to MU.


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When Tripod Ruled the Campus

A reprint of the 1980 article on Mizzou’s three-legged pup.

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The Heart of the University

MU Libraries celebrate the centennial of Ellis Library.


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Golden Anniversary

Mizzou’s dazzling dance squad celebrates 50 years.

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Beyond the Funny Pages

Columbia cartoonist reflects on how Miss Mizzou lived on and off the page.


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Rocky Mountain Magic Show

Jerry Frank explores the making of Rocky Mountain National Park, which celebrates its centennial this year.

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The Great American Comic Strip

At 92, Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker is still cranking out the punchlines.


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Legacy of Care

Dr. Frank Mitchell did much to bring emergency medicine into the modern age.

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No Ordinary Day

Read an excerpt from Mizzou alumna Sue Johnpeter’s book.


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If They Don’t Win It’s a Shame

Mizzou alumni have been covering the Royals and Cardinals for generations.

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I-70 Serious

The 1985 World Series was a unique event at Mizzou.


Mizzou's Lowry Mall in 1958

Mizzou’s Main Drag

Mizzou’s main pedestrian thoroughfare was a revelation.

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Saving a Memory

Glenn King has told his heroic story for decades. It took Sue Johnpeter to put it to paper.


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Minnie, Mizzou and Memphis

How alumna Nancy Bogatin became a civil rights pioneer.

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Hotel Histrionics

Mizzou alumnus remembers Daniel Boone Hotel circa 1950s.


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CoMo’s ABCs

Our roundup of the most unexpected things Columbia has to offer.

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Loren’s Lasting Legacy

Loren Reid, professor emeritus of speech, influenced 9,000 MU student lives.


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Celebrating Communication

The Department of Communication celebrates 75 years.

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A Park By Any Other Name

From protest to peace, park holds memories for alumni.


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