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From Washington D.C. to Your Backyard: Knowledgeable Voting With the Local Community in Mind

When voting impacts something as big as the presidency, it can feel like a zero-sum game. Either the person you voted for wins or they lose. However, there’s more to a ballot than just the presidential candidates. Local elections and…

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Voter Suppression: Turning Democracy Into a To-Do List

The romanticization of American democracy tends to suggest that voting is accessible. Voting is, theoretically, as simple as filling out a ballot and casting it, but for marginalized communities, that isn’t always the case. Voter suppression is so embedded in…

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Student Column: Staying Informed but Knowing When to Take a Step Back

For more information on when the debates are and how to tune in, check out “Voter Guide Part I: Important Info and Dates” where we outline the important dates for the 2020 presidential election. In the weeks leading up…

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Voter Guide Part II: Filling Out Ballot, Knowing the Issues, Staying Safe

We believe voter education is vital, so, leading up to the November 3rd election, we are going to provide you with information about different parts of the voting process as a way to increase understanding and awareness of when and

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Voter Guide Part I: Important Info and Dates

We believe voter education is vital, so, leading up to the November 3rd election, we are going to provide you with information about different parts of the voting process as a way to increase understanding and awareness of when and

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How CASE's Justin Light "goes to Bat" for Students

Justin Light is an MU alumnus and CASE student service coordinator. Students praise Justin Light for his unwavering commitment to them. “He’s ready to drop everything for anyone.” “He makes you feel like your issues matter.” “Whenever I’m anxious, worried,

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CASE Scholars: Better Together

“We are better together.” That was the message that the MU Black Student-Athlete Association (BSAA) wanted to spread at Wednesday’s march. The march started at the Columns and ended at Memorial Field. Students, faculty, and people from all walks of…

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From the Military to CASE: How Ms. Brock Serves as a Safeguard for her Students

For scholars who walk into the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE), there is no denying the familial dynamic that makes the office a “home away from home” for so many. And in the family that is CASE, Devara…

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Angela Vick, “the Heartbeat” of CASE

For those who come into contact with Angela Vick, her genuine care for students is undeniable. In addition to her various duties as administrative assistant for the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE), she makes time for students, inviting…

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How CASE'S Karen Hayes Guides Students Towards Success

Wise. Kind. Inspiring. These are words students use to describe Karen Hayes, a student service coordinator at the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE). The Kansas City, Kansas native has worked at MU for more than 20 years in…

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How CASE’s Ana-Maria Fernandez Goes Beyond for Her Students

Even over a Zoom call, it’s easy to see how much Ana-Maria Fernandez cares about those around her. Her dedication to helping other people isn’t just about fulfilling the requirements of her job, instead it stems from a genuine interest…

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The Definition of Mizzou Made: LeAnn Stroupe

The summer after graduating high school, LeAnn Stroupe received a phone call that would ultimately change the trajectory of her life. “I don’t know who it was, they said, ‘Hi, this is such and such at the University of Missouri…

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CASE Office Safety Measures and Operation for Fall 2020

The CASE office and staff will still be available to students but will operate a little differently for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and the entire MU community.

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Summer Bridge Scholar Spotlight: Cydney Perkins

Throughout the Summer Bridge Program we will be highlighting our incoming freshman scholars. Cydney Perkins Freshman  Hometown: St. Louis, MO Major: Political Science, Journalism Why Mizzou? “I chose Mizzou because it is close to home, the price is right and it…

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Summer Bridge Scholar Spotlight: Santania Wynette

Throughout the Summer Bridge Program we will be highlighting our incoming freshman scholars. Santania Wynette  Freshman  Hometown: St. Louis, MO Major: Middle School Education Why Mizzou? “I toured Mizzou my junior year and fell in love with the campus. I knew…