Author: Thomas Hatfield

My name is Thomas Hatfield, I am a freshman currently pursuing a degree in science and agricultural journalism. I’m originally from Jefferson City, Missouri, where I was an editor/designer of the school newspaper “Red and Black.” Despite not having much of a background in agriculture, other than occasionally spending time on my grandparents’ farm, I decided that a science and agricultural journalism major would be best for me after hearing about my mother’s positive experience having gone through the program when she was at Mizzou. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball with friends, working on designs in Photoshop, and InDesign to keep up my design skills, and watching and reading about sports.

Technology can be an effective teaching tool … or not

The effectiveness of various technologies in educational settings is often debated. For years, learning was done the same way: pen, paper and textbooks. Then in the early 1980s, personal computers, known as PCs, gained popularity, and education has never been the…

Path to professorship for Mantrala began in India

There are many different paths to becoming a professor, but some are longer than others. For Murali Mantrala, chair of the department of marketing at MU, the journey began in India. “I came to pursue research,” Mantrala said. “I had…

Graduate student walkout just the beginning of the struggle

A sea of red filled the south end of Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus on Aug. 26 as hundreds of graduate students, faculty and staff gathered to protest recent actions of MU administrators. The afternoon of Aug.…