"It's going to be felt by students by way of higher fees and reduced educational opportunities."
State lawmakers have found a new way to punish University of Missouri students who protested campus racism on the Columbia campus last fall: all four of the university's campuses may not be included in a statewide budget increase for state schools.
In a leaked email, Tim Wolfe seems to shift the blame for the events that transpired at the university on everyone except himself.
A private email written by Tim Wolfe, former president of the University of Missouri, was made public last week. In the email, which was intended for some of his close supporters, Wolfe describes the events and circumstances that led to his resignation — and seems unwilling to take any blame for what happened on campus. His email serves as a plea to those closest to him to negotiate with the Board of Curators for compensation from the university and his future role with the board.
Bill was in response to the protests at Mizzou, which were boosted when joined by school's football team. Republican Rep. who proposed the bill, but was forced to withdraw it, said he believes there is no racial tension on Mizzou's campus — but admitted he did not speak with any Black students.
Republican lawmakers in Missouri attempted to silence student athletes and take away their right to free speech — and take away their scholarships — following the University of Missouri football team's influence last month in joining protesters to call for the removal of the school's president and chancellor for failing to address racial issues on campus.
Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.
A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources.
Yet another incident of racism on college campuses, which authorities are investigating as a hate crime
Harvard Law School on Thursday became the newest addition to the ever-growing list of collegiate campuses being plagued by racially-charged incidents. Black strips of tape were stuck on several portraits of Black professors at the university. Not all portraits with Black professors were defaced, but only Black professors were targeted. University authorities currently do not have any suspects.
Protestors at Ithaca College are now calling for their own president to step down as they seek equality and diversity on their campus.
The rallies and walkouts at the University of Missouri have inspired students at other colleges to fight for equality on their own campuses as well. This week, students at Ithaca College launched their own protests and are calling for their president, Tom Rochon, to step down as well.
As questions remain regarding the future of the University of Missouri, a look at what brought the university to this point.
A powerful movement of protests and walkouts by students and faculty at the University of Missouri — and a boycott by the school's revenue-generating Division I football team — in response to inaction by the administration surrounding increased racial tensions on campus accomplished its mission to topple the university's ineffective leadership.