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A&S Students Honor Favorite Instructors and Advisers

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 1:40pm -- yountj
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The College of Arts and Science Student Council has presented its autumn/fall 2018 Chalk Awards to an economics professor, a faculty adviser, and a student teaching assistant in recognition of their excellence as instructors and advisers. The student council solicits nominations from students for their favorite instructors and advisers, and the council’s executive committee makes the final selections. The student council reviewed a number of nominations, and members had a chance to learn the high regard that students have for their teachers, teaching assistants, and advisers.

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Boomtown

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:20am -- yountj
Professor Joe Haslag

MU economics professor Joe Haslag says the university has become a pipeline for talent for large private employers such as Veterans United Home Loans.

A new report finds economic growth across the state of Missouri has been uneven over the past two decades. Professor Joe Haslag, the Kenneth Lay Chair in Economics at MU, examined data from the four largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) in the state—St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia—and found the Columbia MSA is the only one that recorded above-national-average economic growth.

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MU Education Economist Says High School Students Should Take the SAT Early and Often

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:23am -- yountj
Oded Gurantz

Oded Gurantz, assistant professor in the MU Truman School of Public Affairs, suggests that high school students should take the SAT early and often.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For high school students, the SAT and ACT are the gateway to their college futures. With the tests playing a crucial role in both college admissions and scholarships, they can be critical for low-income students hoping to earn a college degree. Now, new research from Oded Gurantz, assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, suggests that high school students should take the SAT early and often.

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Driving While Black in Columbia

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 1:01pm -- yountj
Professor Jeff Milyo

Annual Vehicle Stops Reports (VSRs) from the Missouri attorney general’s office have prompted heated discussions at Columbia, Missouri, city council meetings, community forums, and other venues for several years.

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racial profiling
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