People in the U.S. have a constitutional right to a jury trial. Yet, more than 95% of criminal convictions result from guilty pleas rather than jury verdicts. The bulk of these guilty pleas come from plea bargaining. This occurs when prosecutors offer reduced sentences to defendants. In return, they waive their right to a trial. Even those who are innocent can plead guilty. … [Read more...] about Did the pandemic increase guilty pleas?
As of the summer 2021 semester, Missouri State University has conferred doctoral degrees to 1,000 graduates. Missouri State has a total of five doctoral programs, as well as two programs in cooperation with the University of Missouri system. Dr. Jennifer Orkin, a recent graduate of MSU’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia program, was living and working abroad while she completed her … [Read more...] about Missouri State confers doctoral degree to 1,000th graduate
To understand more about vaccine hesitancy in southwest Missouri, a group of Missouri State University public health students conducted interviews with residents as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s effort to raise vaccination rates. Find out more about the effort in The Kansas City Star. … [Read more...] about Why are southwest Missouri residents vaccine hesitant?
For busy families, eating a healthy meal together can be a big challenge. But it’s important to make this happen to establish positive eating habits. Registered Dietitian Natalie Allen discusses how to get more nutritious food in your family’s diet. Allen is also a clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University. Take the time to eat … [Read more...] about Practice nutritious eating as a family
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the need for nurses in hospitals across the country. To help the shortage locally, Missouri State University’s School of Nursing is piloting a Mercy Hospital Springfield program called “Earn as You Learn.” “The nursing shortage is currently great,” said Monika Feeney, interim director of the School of Nursing. “The program allows students the … [Read more...] about School of Nursing partners with Mercy for “Earn as You Learn” program