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Charlie Digges

Digging MU’s Past

Charlie Digges, BS BA ’40, has celebrated MU’s birthdays since the 100th.

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Happy Birthday, Mizzou

The University of Missouri celebrates its 175th birthday at the MU Student Center.


Monuments Men

Mizzou’s Monuments Men

An MU emeritus professor helped rebuild Berlin’s cultural scene after the Nazi regime.

Mizzou Black History Month poster design by Molly Jeanne Lovewell

Poster Celebrates Black History Month

Honors black culture, history and achievement at Mizzou.


Tigers vs. Jayhawks

When the Border Mattered Most

Book from Sports Illustrated writer revisits Mizzou football’s greatest win.

John and Jacqueline Kennedy

Remembering Kennedy

MU’s John F. Kennedy biographer reflects on the cultural legacy of the stylized politician.


Academic Hall fire

The Burning of the University

An English professor recounts the night Academic Hall burned.

Academic Hall, ca. 1872

The Heart of Mizzou

See what campus looked like pre-1900s.


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Roll of Honor: By the Numbers

Here's more information about the 904 donors who helped bring Mizzou to Boone County.

Gloria Newton and John Logsdon

Columbia’s CORE

A first-person account of race relations in Columbia in the 1960s by John Logsdon, BS PA ’63.


Francis Quadrangle

175 years, from 1839 to 2014

The University of Missouri will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2014.

Mizzou's Rock M

We Will Rock You

Generations of fans have cheered the Tigers from Memorial Stadium’s trademark Rock M.


Charles Menifield

Giving Back

Professor Charles Menifield is paying it forward with a new endowed scholarship.

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The Making of a University

Mizzou celebrates 175 years as a global leader in teaching and research.


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A Timeline of Mizzou Achievements

MU faculty, students and alumni make strides throughout 175 years.

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Humble Families, Humble Beginnings

The donations of 900 Boone County residents 175 years ago keep paying dividends.


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Play Me Something Quick and Devilish

Missouri is a stronghold of traditional fiddling.

Richard Matheson

He Was Legend

Iconic sci-fi author Richard Matheson dies.


1994-95 Mizzou Basketball team

It Was the Best of Times

The 1993–94 basketball Tigers will be honored during a special game at the Hearnes Center.

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Mizzou in St. Lou

Black and gold melds with red during Mizzou Night at Busch Stadium.


1949 Homecoming queen coronation at Mizzou

A Night to Remember

The first and last formal Homecoming queen coronation at MU.

White House Decision Center

West Wing Simulation

Kansas City Alumni Chapter members experience The White House Decision Center.


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Downright Scrappy

Much like quilt patterns, readers' opinions can get downright scrappy.

Missouri state capitol frieze

Frieze Frames

Models of the Missouri State Capitol friezes hang in Jesse Hall.


Gwynn Hall

Reconstructing Nutrition

MU Nutritional Center for Health to open in renovated Gwynn Hall.

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Boone County Bedrock

One of Columbia's oldest buildings will remain standing.


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Family Tradition

Three generations of a Linn County family were quilters.

Mary McMurray

Truman Dreams Come True

An MU alumna lands her dream job at the Truman presidential library.


Arvarh Strickland

Transformative Teacher

Arvarh Strickland, MU's first black professor, leaves a perpetual legacy.

Mark Twain hall

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Mark Twain reopens after $21.7 million in renovations.


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