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faculty profile :Robert Unger retires

Beloved journalism professor leaves big shoes to fill After two decades of teaching in the UMKC Communications Studies Department, Professor Robert Unger is retiring, though...

Theatre Department petitions chancellor to abandon UMKC name change proposal

A petition urging Chancellor Leo Morton to drop the UMKC name change proposal has received 104 signatures, including all but one faculty member of...

ASYLUM: UMKC student Peter Makori finds refuge in the U.S. after fleeing false prosecution in Kenya

Student Peter Makori finds refuge in the U.S. after fleeing political retaliation in Kenya "It was dark and no one was around. They came out...

Book review: Non-fiction takes the spotlight

English department brings authors to campus Non-fiction writing is often overshadowed by popular fiction works about vampires, bondage or other fantastical elements.  UMKC’s English Department...

The man who ruled Kansas City politics

The Pendergast Machine could be described as one of the key allies of the Kansas City Mafia. Early in the 20th century, Jim Pendergast...

First homicide of new year near campus

The new year lasted 10 days without any homicides in Kansas City, and the first one occurred about four miles from the Volker campus. The...

Show-Me Cannabis support group could use numbers to their advantage

More than 50 percent of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana use, a record high, according to poll results from October 2011 on show-mecannabis.com. The...

Shooting at Independence Center

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, witnesses say up to five shots were fired at Independence Center, according to an article by...

Missouri proposes new funding model for universities

The Missouri Department of Higher Education is taking steps to implement a new funding model for public colleges and universities that would allocate funding...

Other News: Public Transportation Debate

Though discussion about the construction of new public transportation systems has been ongoing for nearly two decades, it waned in recent years, until now. Beginning...

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