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Around the Columns

A cause close to home

Katie Long, 20, a junior in communications at MU, found out two years ago that she carries the gene for Huntington's disease. Now, she helps raise public awareness about the disease, which has no cure.

Congrats, new MU graduates

On May 16, 2009, Mizzou awarded 4,820 degrees to 4,378 graduates. See the breakdown of graduates by school and college.

Leap of legacy

Track Coach Rick McGuire created a two-day teachable moment by dedicating a track meet between Mizzou and University of Virginia to Thomas Jefferson.

Therapeutic pooch

Corey Hale graduated May 2009. Both he and his sidekick pup, therapy dog golden retriever Alma, are ready to embark on a career in rehabilitation.

A lesson in history's closet

MU textile and apparel management students arranged exhibits for History's Closet, an exclusive viewing and fundraising event for the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Roots and blues revival

English Professor Anand Prahlad took a 16-year hiatus from playing music while his studies occupied his time, until one of his students convinced him to resume his relationship with the guitar.

Energy competition pits dorms against each other

Residents of three MU residence halls competed in MU's first ever Building Dashboard Competition, which encourages students to reduce their energy use on campus.

Defense rules Black and Gold game

The gold jerseys on defense dominated the annual inter-squad game 68-40 on April 18 to end the spring practice season.