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Giving Thanks With Indigenous People in Mind

In addition to expressing gratitude for family, friends and community, take this Thanksgiving to learn more about Indigenous people and their history. Marketing intern Roshae Hemmings spoke with CASE scholar and Four Directions Vice President, River Pich (they/them; Chickasaw) about what Thanksgiving means

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Kevion Frank: Soaring to Higher Heights

It may seem for senior and interdisciplinary studies major Kevion Frank, that all of her goals and achievements have been mapped out and planned to the smallest detail; however, her decision to attend MU was completely unexpected. “Mizzou was not…

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Thanksgiving Break Guide

For the students who are spending Thanksgiving in Columbia, here are some resources for meals and fun activities during break. Free and Discounted Thanksgiving Meals On Campus: Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Live Demo Grocery Kit Handout (Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11 AM-1…

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Note From CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Supporters and Scholars, As we quickly approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share with you all a few things that I personally am thankful for: I am thankful for the gift of family and friends.  Even during…

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2020 Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholar: Jada Paden

MU’s Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) manages a multitude of scholarships for underrepresented students in an effort to recruit them into becoming Mizzou Tigers. The Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship is one of those awards. Recipients receive $15,000…

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Heritage, Faith and Soccer

There is power in a name.  “I am Momolaoluwa Aralola Adunni Adesanmi,” Momola said. “My names in total mean ‘I know the goodness of God, marvelous are the works of God, a joy to have and the crown paid for…

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Voter Education: Prep for Election Day With a Plan

Voting is supposed to be relatively easy, but many people I know have been working on their voting plans for months. From planning three hours of travel into an already packed week to packing a voting go-bag, voting isn’t about…

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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.” (Photo/Becca Newton) 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…

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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…