Month: December 2018

CP editorial: University should continue close scrutiny of Greek life

The University of Missouri Interfraternity Council states that its values are brotherhood, leadership, scholarship, and service, but these values are being overshadowed by the continued accusations of hazing and violations of alcohol policies. As a member of a Panhellenic organization…

Trump administration moves to make E15 available year-round

The Environmental Protection Agency is starting a rule making process to allow the sale of E15 year-round. Currently, E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) is banned during the summer months. The original ban was based…

New program seeks to improve legislator understanding of science behind many policy issues

A new program called Missouri Science and Technology (MOST) Policy Fellowship will assist in providing answers to science-related policy questions at the Missouri State Capitol. Although MOST’s ultimate goal is to place a fellow in Missouri state government to inform…

CP editorial: Don’t let apathy end the world as we know it

Our rapidly growing population has brought the planet to a crisis point. We must be conscious of our impact on the environment. While many people understand the importance of respecting the planet, few of us feel empowered to make any…

Alternative agriculture businesses are “popping up” nationwide

 Agriculture has always been in Gavin Spoor’s blood. As a first-generation farmer and student at the University of Missouri, Spoor was looking to create an operation outside of the traditional realm of field crops and livestock. Eventually, he found his…

MDA director Chinn shares insights on Missouri agriculture with Columbia business group

Business leaders from the Columbia area gathered on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to hear from Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Chinn shared her thoughts about many challenges currently facing the agricultural industry…