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Churchill and his ‘Iron Curtain’ speech

In late 1945, he had been invited to speak in the unlikeliest of places, Westminster College in the small Midwestern town of Fulton, by College President Franc L. McCluer and President Truman, who accompanied him by train from Washington, D.C., to Fulton. Winston Churchill gives his “Sinews of Peace”/”Iron curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946 (Source: National Churchill Museum) Churchill’s hour-long speech before wide-eyed students, townspeople, and invited guests in the College’s gymnasium warned that Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin was expanding his Communist grip throughout Eastern and Central Europe. Churchill’s speech – just six ...

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Tests optional for University of Missouri system admssions

First-time college students applying for admission to the University of Missouri, University of Missouri–St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology will continue to have the choice of whether to submit their standardized test scores to the university through the fall 2022 semester.

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