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University of Missouri System announces Mun Y. Choi as new president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After nine months of searching, the University of Missouri system has selected a top administrator from the University of Connecticut to take over the role as president. The Missouri Board of Curators finalized the details to hire Mun Y. Choi, a provost at UConn, during the closed […]

Will Missouri Republicans turn the AG office over to MU?

There are a lot of things going great in the state of Missouri, but one institution that has been struggling by any definition is the University of Missouri – Columbia. If you have to create a committee to whitewash your problems, it’s kind of its own admission that there are […]

SOURCES: Steward leaving seat on UM System Board of Curators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David Steward, the only African-American on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators is leaving his position with the embattled university system. Steward, a devoted supporter of former university system president Tim Wolfe, was appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators in 2011 […]

Former MU president criticizes legislature, university officials in email

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Former University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe dropped a bombshell Wednesday when an email he wrote to his supporters became public from the Columbia Daily-Tribune. In the email dated on Jan. 19, Wolfe talks about his perspective of the events that initially led to his resignation […]

Brattin withdraws bill to revoke scholarships for athletes that do not play

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A controversial piece of legislation filed by Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, that would have revoked the scholarships of athletes that began, encouraged or participated in strikes to stop playing their sport has been withdrawn by the sponsor. With tensions at the University of Missouri having subsisted for […]

Missouri politicians react to Wolfe’s resignation

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The resignation of Tim Wolfe from his position as the University of Missouri system reached media outlets across the globe. After weeks of campus activism calling for his removal due to his lack of action to make the campus more racially inclusive, Wolfe finally stepped down, meeting […]

MU Police Dept. faces backlash to email asking for reports on hate speech

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri police department sent an email to students Tuesday, asking them to report any hateful or hurtful speech on campus. It has not gone over well. The University of Missouri is now threatening police force against speech. #Mizzoupic.twitter.com/rex4XcB7Z1 — Thomas Bradbury (@Thomas_Bradbury) November 10, 2015 […]

Loftin “transitioning” to new role

COLUMBIA, Mo.  – R. Bowen Loften, University of Missouri Chancellor, announced Monday afternoon that he “will transition into a new role focused on research” effective January 1. Nine deans from different schools at the flagship university sent a letter requesting Loftin’s dismissal. @bowtieger thank you for what you’ve done for […]

Student groups celebrate and plan next steps after Wolfe’s resignation

(Pictured above: Jonathan Butler, the student who committed to a hunger strike until President Tim Wolfe’s resignation, with a Shelbey Parnell of Concerned Student 1950.) COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the first time in a long time, the student dissent, racial turmoil and activism swirling over the University of Missouri campus like a […]

UM System President Wolfe resigns

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri System since 2012, has resigned his position, effective immediately, at a curators meeting Monday morning. The resignation comes on the heels of student and legislative cries for his resignation, continually building momentum throughout the weekend. “I know this will […]