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Aug. 22, 2013 Volume 35, No. 1

Mizzou prepares to celebrate its 175-year anniversary in 2014

Prepare to festoon the party balloons and uncork the champagne bottles. MU will be celebrating its 175th anniversary throughout 2014. 

MU was founded in 1839 on a nondescript Columbia field. Today, it’s a $2 billion globally competitive higher education institution on a 1,262-acre botanic garden. In 1908, MU became a member of the Association of American Universities.

The university is known worldwide for its research and quality of its faculty.

Keep reading Mizzou Weekly for more information and stories on anniversary events.