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University of Missouri Struggles With $50 Million Dollar Budget Shortfall

University of Missouri Struggles With $50 Million Dollar Budget Shortfall

“To cope, the administration laid off 30 employees and permanently eliminated 155 vacant positions.”

How much longer can Mizzou hold on? They have been struggling for survival ever since the protests of 2015.

The College Fix reports:

Fallout: University of Missouri struggles with $50 million shortfall, reduced enrollment after racial protests

The University of Missouri recently announced major budget and staffing cuts, the latest move the university has made in response to financial and political crises following racial protests that rocked the public system’s flagship campus in fall 2015.

The school has suffered from a negative public image and reduced funding in the wake of the protests. State funding cuts and continuing depressed enrollment resulted in a $49 million budget shortfall. To cope, the administration laid off 30 employees and permanently eliminated 155 vacant positions.

A Missouri state representative told The College Fix that the university is “more concerned about the money, and image, than the student.” College students who decided not to attend University of Missouri said that the environment created by the protests, as well as high costs and unfavorable funding options, caused them to turn to other schools.

Protests and Unrest

In fall 2015, the alleged use of racial of racial slurs toward the leader of the Missouri students association led to an explosion of racial activism and protests on the campus.

In response to the protests, the university implemented mandatory “diversity and inclusion training for all faculty, staff, and students,” though activists continued their demonstrations anyway. Several students began hunger strikes, and members of the football team refused to play until then-university president Tim Wolfe resigned. Former chancellor R. Bowen Loftin shortly followed Wolfe’s example, announcing his resignation several hours after Wolfe’s.


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Is that professor’s name Karma?

    Frank G in reply to Haverwilde. | July 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Heh. That’s the odious Melissa Click

      Haverwilde in reply to Frank G. | July 1, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Well, I guess that might be correct but well, she is also Karma, and as we all know, Karma is a ….um… whatever. And oh does it fit for her and her Mizzou-rable institution of indoctrinating studies.

According to the Kansas City Star (a former newspaper & my long ago employer):

“The cuts come out of the university’s general revenues budget of about $500 million, which includes money from state allocation, tuition and research grants.”


“In a little more than a year Mizzou has cut about 485 positions, although Cartwright said some other positions may have been added.”

But I found this paragraph to be laughable: “The university has wrestled with financial challenges for more than a year, blaming a reduction in state funding and a decline in enrollment since the racially charged campus protests in 2015.”

Ah, tried and true blame shifting to the mystical & unforeseen ‘reduction in state funding and a decline in enrollment.’

Black Lies Matter.

Read more here:

They had it coming.

Anybody else find the $167k average compensation of the 30 laid off employees disturbing?

Serves ’em right …

It’s funny how the administration says “You can’t cut your way into excellence”. They would be better if the shut down the fascist university.

How long do these businesses (and, yes, universities are now businesses in the business of indoctrination, not academics) expect to stay in business if they continue to support horsesh!t idiots as employees? The RED Hen certainly made their “statement” on behalf of their employees, then shut down during the backdraft. Guess what? It’s HARD to make a stand when you aren’t getting a paycheck. I hope those employees learned a hard lesson about life: your opinion has nothing to do with your employment.

Paul In Sweden | July 6, 2018 at 6:50 am

Economics and mathematics are apparently not studied at the University of Missouri.

DouglasJBender | July 7, 2018 at 3:02 pm

That picture really just says it all about the attitude of Leftists.