Tag: University Of Missouri

Former Mizzou Pres.: I was 'attached unfairly to racism'

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…

Missouri Bill Proposed Revoking Scholarships from Student Athletes who Protest

Republican lawmakers in Missouri attempted to silence student athletes and take away their right to free speech and take away their scholarships following theUniversity of Missouri football team’sinfluence last month in joining protesters to call for the removal of theschool’s president and chancellor for failing to address racial issues on…

More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherstand 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…

Portraits of Black Professors at Harvard Defaced

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….

Princeton U. Students Stage Campus Sit-In Over 'Racist Legacy'

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:37 a.m.: The Princeton University Press Club reportsPresident Eisgruber, Vice President Calhoun and Dean Dolan signedan amended documentof the Black Justice League’s demands late Thursday evening. After the sit-in concluded,the Department of Public Safety issued a warning about a bomb and firearm…

Black Lives Matter Student Protests Around the U.S.

By Sheryl Estrada The student protests at the University of Missouri and resignation of former President Timothy Wolfe on Nov. 9 have sparked similar protests at college campuses around the country. Many students say the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew nationally following the protests of the fatal shooting of…

More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus. Mary Spellman, who served as a dean of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, announced her resignation last Thursday following an email she wrote in which she seemed to infer minority students don’t…

Black Alum Named Interim Pres. of Mizzou

By Sheryl Estrada Michael A. Middleton Michael A. Middleton, a long-time familiar face on the University of Missouri campus, was appointed the interim president of the entire university system. The decision was announced at a press conference on Thursday. Former president, Timothy M. Wolfe, resigned on Monday morning following growing…

Mizzou Pres., Chancellor Resign What Now

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. Student…