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Jefferson City Tornado Cleanup Gets Assistance from A&S Students

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 1:46pm -- yountj
Prof. Frank's natural disaster class

Students in Professor Jerry Frank's "Acts of God: An Environmental History of Natural Disasters" class volunteered to assist in the cleanup following the May 22 tornado in Jefferson City. The group includes Saige Bexten, Alexandra Cappetta, Noah Carroll, Marigrace Heinze, Skylar Irwin, Peter Leipold, Tianyu Liu, Olivia McKee, and Erin O'Connor and Prof. Frank.

As they approached Jefferson City to assist in the cleanup from the May 22 tornado, a group of MU students say they were shocked to see houses submerged in what looked like a lake surrounding Highway 63.

“There was this striking image of these kids kicking a ball back and forth in front of a house that was destroyed,” says Noah Carroll, a Chicago native who graduated in May with a degree in philosophy and a minor in English. “Those kids acted like there was nothing wrong—just a normal, sunny day.”

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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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