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Good news for student journalists: Your work matters

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

Somewhere in a U.S. classroom, there is a student who will one day break a news story that will change the world. Schools nationwide are training the up-and-coming voices in journalism, and some new legislative efforts are ensuring they are heard.The Missouri House of Representatives passed the Cronkite New Voices Act, a bill that would guarantee protections from censorship for student journalists in public high schools, u...

College suspends admissions to journalism master’s program

College suspends admissions to journalism master’s program

February 19, 2018

Columbia has decided to suspend admissions to the journalism master’s degree in order to re-work, improve and revise the program after its continuous enrollment decline. Suzanne McBride, chair of the Communication Department, said the program only received 10 applications for t...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

College seeks to fill dean positions

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, spoke to faculty and staff about what he seeks in potential dean candidates Oct. 21 at an open forum.

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

Baltimore cannot change while blinded by rage

By Copy Chief

May 4, 2015

Following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray—a Baltimore man who died from spinal cord injuries he received while in police custody—riots and flames engulfed the city of Baltimore, once again sparking debate about police abuses of power and racial tensions between citizens and police officers.Although some demonstrations were peaceful, others left buildings and cars ablaze while rioters casually looted businesses. Rioter...

Segments of the magneto-sensitive e-skin were tested for flexibility and durability in Dresden, Germany.

E-skin technology helps humans evolve ‘sixth sense’

February 16, 2015

In the animal kingdom, it is common for different species to have heightened senses that help them survive. For example, homing pigeons use their magnetoception—the ability to detect magnetic fields...

‘Doxxing’ unethical under any circumstance

By Editorial Board

November 24, 2014

International activist hacker group Anonymous released the names and pictures of 23 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan on Nov. 16—including former police officers and educators—on its website.The group, in revealing KKK members’ identities as an act of retaliation after the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, declared “Anonymous won’t tolerate racism in any form, or ...

Michael Sam being judged on sexuality, not skill

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

When Michael Sam came out last February, it was heralded as a bold move for the athlete and called a triumph for equality in the NFL. Finally, the most masculine sport in the world could potentially have an openly gay player on the field.NFL personnel, coaches and even the majority of its players seemingly accepted Sam’s sexuality. Some said they had no problem with a gay man in the NFL so long as he could play. Others pull...

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

November 3, 2014

Kara Crutcher, an Uptown resident and South Side native, said she was first sexually harassed on public transportation at the age of 14. Now, 10 years later, she has decided to do something about it. ...

Bernard Mull Jr., a sophomore art + design major, took part in a Sept. 16 demonstration sponsored by the college’s Black Student Union to protest the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of the police in Ferguson, Missouri. The protest, which took place outside of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, drew more than 100 people.

Columbia protesters denounce police brutality

September 22, 2014

Dressed in all black, members of the Black Student Union stood in silence Sept. 17 for 10 minutes with their fists in the air and their hands up to protest the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was shot Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and to raise awareness of incr...

Shooting coverage carries racist undertones

By Associate Editor

September 15, 2014

If your life came to a tragic end, how would you want the news to tell your story?This is a question news organizations must constantly ponder when covering victims of gun violence. Following the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old male shot in Ferguson, Missouri, news outlets such as USA Today pulled photos from Brown’s Facebook page, showing him displaying what can be interpreted as a gang sign. ...

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

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