By Alyssa Bessasparis | May 3, 2016
After making national news for campus protests and resignations, the university took significant steps to improve campus diversity.
By Claire Mitzel | April 29, 2016
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “In this new role, (Henson) has made significant progress as we work toward a more inclusive and welcoming environment at Mizzou.”
By Alyssa Bessasparis | April 25, 2016
Committee member Craig Roberts: “White people tend to see racism in terms of lynching, physical abuse, bullying and other products of hate. Racism is more than the overt, blatant, extreme incidents.”
By Megan Dollar | April 7, 2016
College of Education Dean Kathryn Chval: “We’re preparing and trying to equip people to work with others that differ from themselves.”
By Claire Mitzel | March 24, 2016
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.
By Kacen Bayless | March 24, 2016
The vote for a diversity course requirement passed with 75 percent of support from faculty who voted.
By Max Fillion | March 23, 2016
Dr. Kevin McDonald previously served as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology.
By Alyssa Bessasparis | March 21, 2016
MU’s new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX handles a wider range of discrimination besides sexual harassment.
By Thomas Oide | March 15, 2016
Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little: “We have to understand that this is mid-Missouri. This is ‘Little Dixie.’ So the first thing we have to do is eradicate that stigma of being ‘Little Dixie.’ That’s where you start at.”
By Thomas Oide | March 1, 2016
Henson encouraged the group to meet with him in person and attend Working Group meetings to collaborate with administrators.
By Kennedy Jones | Feb. 24, 2016
Did you know Beyonce was black?
By Thomas Oide | Feb. 24, 2016
Their first two demands were left off the presentation.
By Nancy Coleman | Feb. 23, 2016
All six of the board’s members are lawyers.
By Brittani Langland | Feb. 16, 2016
The conference educated students on the opportunities and challenges of diversity in the workplace.
By Kennedy Jones | Feb. 16, 2016
Is being black a part of your identity as a person?
By Claire Mitzel | Feb. 16, 2016
After three recent resignations, the board has no racial minorities serving on it for the second time since minorities began serving in 1971.
By Kyra Haas | Feb. 15, 2016
The position will oversee a diversity, equity and inclusion task force and develop training programs for system leadership.
By Claire Mitzel | Feb. 11, 2016
New initiatives include meetings with students to discuss important issues in the UM System as well as a lecture series on black voices in Missouri and the First Amendment.
By Lily Cusack | Feb. 9, 2016
Professor Joan Hermsen: “We want to see students engaging with the material and bringing their personal life experiences to the kinds of questions that are raised in courses.”
By Kennedy Jones | Feb. 3, 2016
Columnist Kennedy Jones on how the black community can progress as a race.
Column: Black people need to recognize accomplishments among their own people because white people won't
By Kennedy Jones | Jan. 25, 2016
Stacey Dash is wrong, and probably Republican.
By Kennedy Jones | Jan. 19, 2016
#LeaveItIn2015 for the HBCU vs. PWI debate is dead.
By Alyssa Bessasparis | Dec. 6, 2015
O’Brien has earned two Peabody Awards, several Emmys and the NAACP President’s Award for her groundbreaking news coverage.
By Kennedy Jones | Dec. 1, 2015
Questions, Questions, Questions. But hey man... I'm on break.
By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 20, 2015
“Racism at the University of Missouri will not be a simple fix,” student Danielle Walker said.
By Kennedy Jones | Nov. 17, 2015
MU's black community will not be bullied and silenced.
By Paige Lalain | Nov. 16, 2015
Universities in the Southeastern Conference have an average 73.3 percent white population.
By Madison Plaster and Nancy Coleman | Nov. 11, 2015
Kurpius discussed how the School of Journalism is moving forward in light of recent events.
By Nancy Coleman | Nov. 10, 2015 | Updated Nov. 11, 2015 at 4:46 a.m.
Henson is currently the associate dean for academic affairs and trial practice in the MU School of Law.
By Nancy Coleman | Nov. 9, 2015
The initiatives include a first-ever chief diversity, inclusion and equity officer for the UM System and one at each system campus.
By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 28, 2015
Who's allowed to use this word? When are we allowed to use it? Why are we allowed to use it?
Students have wanted this requirement as a means of promoting a campus-wide conversation on inclusivity for decades.
By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 20, 2015
It’s wrong to think that MU has no room for growth toward improving integration and inclusiveness.
By Stephanie Shonekan, PhD | Oct. 15, 2015
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of the Department of Black Studies, commends the social justice work of MU students.
By Jonathan Butler | Oct. 14, 2015
Graduate student Jonathan Butler says Loftin’s response is a start, but it isn’t enough.
By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 14, 2015
Yes, I do think that the Chancellor is responsible for the 35,441 students enrolled at MU.
By Tessa Weinberg | Oct. 14, 2015
Commission Chairman Scott Dean feels that issues of racism and diversity on campus are Columbia’s issues, too.
By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Oct. 13, 2015
The slates address a variety of issues from increasing affordability in housing and dining to advocating for mental health and social justice issues to better the lives of MU students.
By Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 8, 2015
Loftin said students are the ultimate solution to changing campus climate in regards to racism and discrimination.
By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 7, 2015
Black people will never have the ability to assimilate into white culture, so where do we fit in? Should we try to make them comfortable or should we beat our own path and hope they decide to tag along?
This is the most urgent and authentic reaction that Loftin has had to an incident of racism on MU’s campus.
By Karlee Renkoski and Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 6, 2015
The naming process should be completed by mid-November.
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 30, 2015
After a delayed response, all Loftin’s letter shows is how little he knows about race at MU.
By Elane Edwards | Sept. 23, 2015
The commission was created in hopes of solving racial issues in Missouri.
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 22, 2015
Out of a total of 2,895 professors at MU 96 are black compared to the 2,200 white professors
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 16, 2015
Being diverse is all based on perception
By Hailey Stolze | Sept. 16, 2015
The Diversity Enhancement Committee hopes to improve MU’s cultural “competency and inclusivity” over a multi-year plan.
By Alyssa Bessasparis | Sept. 14, 2015
Cultural presentations, food and music filled Brewer Court on Saturday night.
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 9, 2015
"Who are you to insist that I'm not black because my skin is a certain color and my hair looks a certain way?"
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 2, 2015
Why do white people assume black people have troubling childhoods?
By Kennedy Jones | Sept. 2, 2015
Why do white people assume black people have troubling childhoods?
By Kennedy Jones | Aug. 26, 2015
How are incoming freshmen thinking about diversity?
By Kennedy Jones | July 7, 2015
An analysis of the diversity education at Summer Welcome as an incoming freshman
By Kennedy Jones | June 3, 2015
Is there a place for young black girls in Mizzou sororities?
By Loretta Lee | May 5, 2015
Family is valued differently in the U.S. than in China.
Protecting the rights of citizens should be Missouri’s first priority, and passing this bill would cement this belief.
By Loretta Lee | April 28, 2015
Many countries across the world try to censor journalistic practices, but in America, we are allowed to report the truth.
By Claire Schwark and Lauren Garrison | April 19, 2015
The award celebrates various areas of diversity from gender to economic strata.
With continued displays of ignorance across campus, more administrative action is needed to improve students’ lives and well-being.
By Quinn Malloy | March 18, 2015
He said reactive measures are necessary in some cases, but the administration is taking some proactive steps as well.
By Covey Eonyak Son | March 18, 2015 | Updated March 18, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.
Possible sanctions range from a warning to university expulsion.
By Taylor Blatchford | March 18, 2015
“How am I supposed to see myself at this university for the next three years when I don’t feel safe being myself?” one student asked.
By Jalen Mosby | March 17, 2015
Instead of dismissing someone’s point of view, we need to start listening and understanding the experiences of the marginalized.
By Quinn Malloy | March 11, 2015
Students requested administration to create an “intergroup dialogue course” and reevaluate the way it recruits underrepresented students.
Instead of simply pointing to statistics and numbers for diversity, MU needs to put an emphasis on improving the student experience.
By Hailey Stolze | March 11, 2015
Seventy percent of all students at MU in fall 2014 were white.
By Loretta Lee | March 10, 2015
While Apple’s steps to promoting diversity are worthy of praise, using emoji to define people by their skin color is problematic.
By Loretta Lee | March 3, 2015
Extending the length of student visas allows Chinese students to pursue their dreams in America.
By Landon Jones | March 2, 2015 | Updated March 2, 2015 at 11:03 p.m.
Delta Xi Nu will be hosting an event titled “Respect HER.” March 3.
By Claire Schwark | Feb. 25, 2015
Current engineering students have seen an improvement in the industry’s diversity.
By Loretta Lee | Feb. 25, 2015
While you may seek the approval of your parents, following your dreams is important in life.
Posted to UWire by Quinn Malloy on Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.
A Faculty Council resolution on campus race relations was recently made available to The Maneater. The resolution passed unanimously during the council’s Feb. 14 meeting. The resolution states there is a need for the committee on race relations, and alludes to a December listening session, during which “students of ...
By Claire Schwark | Feb. 18, 2015
The center is funded by an anonymous donation of $330,000.
By Loretta Lee | Feb. 18, 2015
With a visiting scholar dead, it’s time for the city and the university to consider adding more crosswalks across campus.
By Marilyn Haigh | Feb. 3, 2015
Black History Month events are sponsored by schools and departments within the university while others are the result of partnerships with student and community organizations.
By Loretta Lee | Jan. 27, 2015
While there are many noticeable differences between the Chinese and American cultures, most people don’t notice all of the similarities.
By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 23, 2015
A new committee will be dedicated to addressing race relations on campus.
By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 21, 2015
Issues like cultural competency remain an important topic, but council members believe mandatory cultural competency courses are unrealistic.
By Loretta Lee | Jan. 20, 2015
Students can easily learn about other cultures from their fellow international students. All they have to do is ask.
By George Roberson | Dec. 12, 2014
Attendees were asked to wear black for the 43 students.
By Esther Seawell | Dec. 10, 2014
The proposed change to the Faculty Handbook would include language that require faculty to excuse students for religious obligations.
By Quinn Malloy | Dec. 5, 2014
Wells said investigating students’ social media posts is “not what the Honor Code requires.”
By Covey Eonyak Son | Dec. 2, 2014
“I characterized this as a listening session. It was not my intent to respond or speak. I will continue listening and gathering input. We will craft responses as appropriate as we go forward,” he said in a statement.
By Crystal Duan | Dec. 2, 2014
The “Ferguson Listening Session” on Monday highlighted an urgency to discuss solutions to racial issues on campus.
By Neeti Butala | Nov. 18, 2014
Student leaders said One Mizzou has morphed into MU’s marketing brand for diversity, instead of an inclusive, action-based initiative.
Posted to UWire by Scott MacDonald on Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.
MU graduates have high levels of respect for other cultures and think it’s important to interact with people who are different than them, according to a “cultural competency” survey conducted by Faculty Council in May. The survey comprised 15 statements involving diversity and cultural issues and asked students to ...
By Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 29, 2014
Wiencek is currently the interim provost of the Virginia Commonwealth University.
By Yasmine Benchaabane | Oct. 29, 2014
The changes will benefit students whose legal names do not match their identity.
By Taylor Blatchford | Sept. 9, 2014
The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative creates an opportunity for students to discuss controversial issues with peers.
By Hope Watson | Sept. 8, 2014
AAA President Yu said she wanted to accomplish the same feeling she had when she experienced the event last year.
By Wendy Hayworth | Aug. 28, 2014
Representatives of the DPE will be present at the Multicultural Center open house on September 11 from 1-3 p.m.
By Isabella Alves | Aug. 27, 2014
Total enrollment and minority representation are up.
By Mallory Brown | Aug. 25, 2014
Four Front is planning on adding a secretary and a treasurer to their organization this year in hopes that it will create a more structured environment.
By Mallory Brown | July 8, 2014
Yovanna Garcia, a student at Ramapo College, said she is confident in Rivera’s ability to make a difference at MU.
By Maddie Foster and Mallory Brown | July 8, 2014
Seven MU students, faculty and organizations were selected to receive these awards.
By Sarah Darby | April 13, 2013
Gandhi’s talk focused on topics of history, non-violence, understanding and international reconciliation.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | March 15, 2013
Martinez spoke about how two predominant labels have emerged surrounding Latina women.
By Jack Howland | Feb. 1, 2013
Judge Glenda Hatchett met Martin Luther King, Jr. at a piano recital.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Jan. 31, 2013
The statue was a gift from MU alumnus Ty Christian.
Posted to On Campus by Nassim Benchaabane on Jan. 27, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.
A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial replica statue will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Richard Wallace atrium in Ellis Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The event, hosted by the MU Chancellor's Diversity Initiative and the University of Missouri LIbraries, will take place from 2-3:30p.m. and ...
By Jack Howland | Jan. 25, 2013
The faculty council hopes to measure university effort to enhance diversity.
MU Interactive Theatre Troupe brings topics of health and body image to stage in interactive performance
By Tracy Cook | Jan. 1, 2013
"Nutrition 101" includes an open dialogue between characters and audience members, allowing both groups to discuss issues relating to media portrayal of body image.
By Cassa Niedringhaus | Nov. 13, 2012
One Mizzou was created after several racially charged incidents at MU.
By Jill Deutsch | Nov. 13, 2012
Members of leadership organizations spoke at the rally.
By Jill Deutsch | Oct. 30, 2012
The Maass/Catalano slate did not attend the debate.
By Elise Moser | Dec. 2, 2011
Professor Srirupa Prasad discussed her experiences teaching college students about multicultural issues as an Indian woman.
By Chris Gothner | Nov. 15, 2011
The Student Ambassadors program is set to start next semester.
By Elise Moser | Nov. 9, 2011
MU professor Puncky Heppner's work has been instrumental in the study of culture and its affects on people’s coping styles.
By Monica Chavez | Nov. 1, 2011
The program is growing faster than any major or minor on campus.
By Joyu Wang | Sept. 16, 2011
Many people overlook that their roommate advertisements could conflict with the law.
By Lizzie Johnson | Sept. 13, 2011
The position has been vacant since Roger Worthington stepped down mid-summer.
Posted to On Campus by Katie Yaeger on Sept. 12, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton announced this morning that Noor Azizan-Gardner will serve as MU’s interim Chief Diversity Officer. She will lead the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and work to promote diversity at MU. “The CDI will continue to enhance diversity at MU through collaborative partnerships with the entire ...
By Katie Yaeger | Sept. 9, 2011
The new organization will promote conversation through Hump Day Holla.
By Caitlin Swieca | June 12, 2011
He will take a leave of absence fall semester to focus on national positions.
By Jimmy Hibsch | May 14, 2011
A revised version is in the works.
By Eric Woods, MSA President, email@example.com | April 12, 2011
For those of you who weren’t able to attend, The One Mizzou Launch event last Thursday afternoon was very successful, and I couldn’t be more proud of our community here at MU. Students were lined up across the food court for their chance to sign the pledge banner ...
By Jimmy Hibsch | April 8, 2011
Students signed a pledge to promote respect and responsibility at MU.
By Jimmy Hibsch | March 22, 2011
Events will include signing a "One Mizzou" banner.
By Sally French | March 11, 2011
The event addressed racism and violence issues on campus.
By Jimmy Hibsch | March 8, 2011
Maya Angelou will speak on campus as part of the initiative.
By Alfie Cox | March 8, 2011
The “I Wear Africa” fashion show concluded Africa Week with old and new African fashions.
By Seung Ah Lee | March 4, 2011
Most in attendance agreed encountering sexual banter is very common but disagree whether it is acceptable or unpleasant.
By Kate Grumke | Feb. 25, 2011
The Chancellor's Diversity Initiative sponsored the event.
By Kate Grumke | Feb. 22, 2011
The Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars celebrated the Chinese New Year on Sunday.
By Kelly Olejnik | Feb. 18, 2011
Students and MU officials met Wednesday night to discuss possible reactions to problems with racism on campus.
By Celia Ampel | Feb. 18, 2011
The videos will serve as training tools.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 25, 2011
Events will be held every day this week.
By Grace Lyden | Jan. 25, 2011
The MU crew hopes to become nationally competitive.
By Nassim Benchaabane | Jan. 25, 2011
MU celebrated the International Day of Collaborative Music with a concert.
By Lauren Bale | Dec. 3, 2010
American Indians have the highest smoking rate.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 30, 2010
The certificate program seeks to expose students to various cultures.
By Luke Udstuen | Nov. 12, 2010
Scholarships for minorities have not increased since 2001.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 12, 2010
Miscommunication was cited as one of the biggest issues black students encounter.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 9, 2010
The week's theme is "Race (Still) Matters."
By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 5, 2010
Any class in the Multicultural Certificate Program would qualify under the proposal.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 5, 2010
There are still 25 spots remaining in the class.
By Abby Spudich | Oct. 29, 2010
Parker proposed solutions to racial inequality in America.
By Tony Puricelli | Oct. 22, 2010
Five recipients were chosen from 47 nominated for recognition.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 22, 2010
Recent diversity initiatives were highlighted by the panel.
By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 15, 2010
After six years, officials are optimistic the course will become reality.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 15, 2010
The presentation was the second of eight in the "Diversity in Action" series.
By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 12, 2010
Despite initial support, a diversity proposal limped toward a Faculty Council review.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 12, 2010
The center began in October 1995 and celebrated Coming Out Day on Monday.
By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 8, 2010
The push for a diversity general education class requirement started six years ago.
By Celia Ampel | Oct. 8, 2010
The fourth You in Mizzou dialogue this academic year will be held Nov. 3.
By Garrett Richie | Sept. 29, 2010
Students wrote down negative language associated with their identity on cardboard "bricks."
By Amanda Capua | Sept. 28, 2010
The group is discussing student roles in the upcoming Diversity Summit.
By Jimmy Hibsch | Sept. 17, 2010
The presentation was part of the 'Diversity in Action' series.
By Zachary Murdock | Sept. 10, 2010
15 new underrepresented minority faculty members join MU staff this semester.
By Ryan Schuessler | Aug. 24, 2010
Who are we? That is, who are we as a nation? The answer has practically been trademarked throughout our history, at least that's what Schoolhouse Rock made it seem like. We are a melting pot. For the most part, half my ancestors were English colonists. The other half were ...