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Christian Basi

The University of Missouri is hosting a campuswide open house this Saturday, April 13, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the MU community. This is the first ever Show Me Mizzou Day and will have events that range from academics to athletics.

In total, there are more than 100 activities which will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m. These events include “Saturday Morning Science,” a special presentation from Nobel Laureate and MU professor emeritus George Smith, tours of various academic facilities and a peak into the Ellis Library rare books vault.

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The four campuses of the University of Missouri system are reporting a drop in applications from international students. System officials say the current political climate and concerns about safety are contributing to the decline.

New system President Mun Choi has said one of his first initiatives is to increase revenue by attracting more international students.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the campuses reported declines from last fall ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent, although the Columbia campus refused to release actual numbers.

University of Missouri Health Care

The University of Missouri’s Student Health Center will start charging students a fee for office visits. Increasing health care costs across the board have prompted the fee, which will go into effect July 1.

Christian Basi, director of the MU News Bureau, said the changes mean the student health center will now provide more in-clinic procedures not covered or not available before.

MU Alert

As law enforcement searched for an armed suspect near the MU campus Wednesday night, the university failed to follow established protocols and procedures for alerting the MU community.