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Mizzou year in review

2012: Building a strong foundation

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  • Published: Dec. 27, 2012

In 2012 Mizzou laid the groundwork for a better future.

We concocted plans for new places to work, to live and to play on campus. Buoyed by supporters, Mizzou secured unprecedented funds for research and learning, fueling new discoveries that will improve how we communicate, how we age and how we heal.

In 2012, we embraced our role as a heartland public land-grant research university focused on food for the future. We shared our knowledge with the nation, and we helped to protect crops, develop alternative foods and feed hungry Tigers right here in Missouri

Mizzou scientists and artists gained national recognition and set the stage for creative achievements to come. We welcomed world-class musicians to campus and installed works of art in Columbia's public spaces.

Embracing a diverse culture and a global marketplace, Mizzou continues to evolve as a home for Tigers of all stripes. In fall 2012 the largest student body in MU history included record-setting numbers of black, Hispanic, out-of-state and international students. To lead the way, we appointed a new chief diversity officer.    

As we entered the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou bade farewell to old rivalries and welcomed new friends. We celebrated 100 years of the university’s alumni magazine and our first SEC Homecoming

In 2012 we said goodbye to two exceptional Tigers whose groundbreaking work forever changed the scope of the medical field and the football field at Mizzou. To follow in their footsteps, during spring Commencement Mizzou conferred nearly 5,800 degrees to brand-new alumni. 

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