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MU Celebrates 175th Birthday

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 2:47 PM by Lauren DiTaranto, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Feb 11, 2014 10:32 PM

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri celebrated its 175th birthday Tuesday. The event took place at the MU Student Center.

More than 100 students, faculty and staff attended the celebration, along with new MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, Missouri Student Association President Mason Schara and President of the Graduate and Professional Council Executive Board, Jake Wright. All the speakers spoke on the importance of the celebration for the university as a whole.

"Universities endure. They are permanent. They have impact. And I am so proud to to be part of this institution and especially proud to be here for this celebration," Loftin explained.

The Missouri Student Unions created a wish tree for students, faculty and staff to express what they wish for in the University of Missouri.

The celebration concluded with the cutting of a Jesse Hall birthday cake followed by performances from Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls.

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