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New York Times Profiles the Downfall of Mizzou

New York Times Profiles the Downfall of Mizzou

“the university is temporarily closing seven dormitories and cutting more than 400 positions”

The situation at Mizzou has gotten so bad that even the liberal media can no longer ignore the story.

From the New York Times:

Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

In the fall of 2015, a grassy quadrangle at the center of the University of Missouri became known nationwide as the command center of an escalating protest.

Students complaining of official inaction in the face of racial bigotry joined forces with a graduate student on a hunger strike. Within weeks, with the aid of the football team, they had forced the university system president and the campus chancellor to resign.

It was a moment of triumph for the protesting students. But it has been a disaster for the university.

Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus, the system’s flagship, has fallen by more than 35 percent in the two years since.

The university administration acknowledges that the main reason is a backlash from the events of 2015, as the campus has been shunned by students and families put off by, depending on their viewpoint, a culture of racism or one where protesters run amok.

Before the protests, the university, fondly known as Mizzou, was experiencing steady growth and building new dormitories. Now, with budget cuts due to lost tuition and a decline in state funding, the university is temporarily closing seven dormitories and cutting more than 400 positions, including those of some nontenured faculty members, through layoffs and by leaving open jobs unfilled.

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OleDirtyBarrister | July 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Some people are just too ugly to reproduce. And that nutty Missouri professor’s parents were two of them. She is the third.

Notably, I have not seen any professors of accounting, finance, marketing, market research, entrepreneurship, operations, math, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or any other degree programs of any gravity and social utility out there protesting with the crazies. It is well past time for citizens of states like MO, GA, and the rest of the country to take back their universities and control the way their money is being expended. Cut the wasteful degree programs and the nutters that live off the succor of the useless programs ending in “Studies.”

Until they change things it will probably get worse.

Don’t forget that all of this started after a hoax claim of someone using the N word at one of the rabble rousing, protesters.

Gremlin1974 | July 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

The whole protest was a sham. and that woman is crazy.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | July 12, 2017 at 9:27 pm

OH! That’s a good start.

Mizzou, which I attended and formerly held dear, stands as a monument to the self-defeating nature of political correctness, that affliction which causes people and institutions to commit seppuku rather than face possible criticism.

Since the people running these colleges are leftists when they are called racist they fall apart and beg for forgiveness.

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