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Alexander Cartwright likely candidate for permanent chancellor position

Alexander Cartwright likely candidate for permanent chancellor position

By Zia Kelly | May 23, 2017

Cartwright currently serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York.

Garnett Stokes appointed interim chancellor, Gary Ward appointed interim vice chancellor for student affairs

Garnett Stokes appointed interim chancellor, Gary Ward appointed interim vice chancellor for student affairs

By Clare Roth | May 2, 2017

Stokes will serve as interim chancellor until a permanent chancellor is hired.

Interactive timeline: Campus demonstrations through the years

Feature: Interactive timeline: Campus demonstrations through the years

By Brendan Crowley and Brooke Collier | Nov. 9, 2016

On the one-year anniversary of top administrator resignations, a look back at MU’s history of student activism.

Loftin says change at MU will take time

Loftin says change at MU will take time

By Sylvia Maehr | Nov. 9, 2016

Former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin: “If we do something which is too hurried and too shallow, it becomes something that won't be sustainable.”

Former chancellor takes on new role as director of national security research at MU

By Olivia Garrett | Sept. 14, 2016

R. Bowen Loftin has experience in the field, having worked with agencies like NASA and the military to develop effective ways to train and educate.

Interim administrator contracts are similar to those of their predecessors

By Megan Dollar | Sept. 3, 2016

While interim Chancellor Hank Foley and interim UM System President Mike Middleton make the same amount of money as those who came immediately before them, their contracts vary in page length and formality.

Frequently asked questions about MU’s historic fall

Frequently asked questions about MU’s historic fall

By Tessa Weinberg | Aug. 17, 2016

A lot happened last fall. Here’s a quick rundown of the major events.

MU seniors bring back beer to Senior Sendoff

MU seniors bring back beer to Senior Sendoff

By Jackson Fletcher | May 6, 2016

While it wasn’t the first time beer was absent at Senior Sendoff, last year’s alcohol-free celebration received pushback from students.

Biggest Disappointment: Administrative responses last fall

By Claire Mitzel | May 3, 2016

It may be hard to have certain conversations, but it’s easier than having the two top administrators resign within 12 hours of each other.

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

By Taylor Blatchford | May 3, 2016

From a fired professor to a leaked confidential letter, MU ended up in some bizarre situations this year.

Loftin’s new position focuses on connecting faculty with research opportunities

Loftin’s new position focuses on connecting faculty with research opportunities

By Taylor Blatchford | April 20, 2016

R. Bowen Loftin: “People seem to think I’m doing nothing, which is totally false. I’ve been very busy since all this happened back in November.”

Loftin says goodbye to Residence on the Quad

Loftin says goodbye to Residence on the Quad

By Allyson Vasilopulos | March 10, 2016

Former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin: “If it all works out, then we’ll hopefully be able to move out around the middle-to-late part of April.”

After stepping down as chancellor, Loftin isn’t dwelling on the past

After stepping down as chancellor, Loftin isn’t dwelling on the past

By Taylor Blatchford | Dec. 30, 2015

Former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin: “You can look back and say that if I’d done this differently, this might not have happened. But what’s the value in that? You cannot go back and relive history. I can’t change what’s happened.”

Column: Foley isn’t another Loftin

By Elane Edwards | Dec. 9, 2015

Now that Loftin is gone, columnist Elane Edwards tries to figure out where Foley should begin.

Distrust of administrators, protests against chancellor not new to MU

By Tess Vrbin | Dec. 1, 2015

“He is out of touch with the students, faculty and staff,” MSA president-elect Rebecca Lambe said in a November 1991 Maneater article, speaking about former Chancellor Monroe.

Loftin leaves one contract and enters another

By Claire Mitzel | Dec. 1, 2015 | Updated Dec. 11, 2015 at 3:19 p.m.

Loftin’s transition agreement details the new roles he will be involved in at MU.

Administrative, faculty and student discontent led to Loftin’s downfall

In Print: Administrative, faculty and student discontent led to Loftin’s downfall

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 24, 2015

The foundation for Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin’s resignation was laid long before students called for UM System President Tim Wolfe’s removal.

Chancellor’s report card

Editorial: Chancellor’s report card

A retrospective assessment of Loftin’s tenure as chancellor

Loftin’s Jan. 1 resignation date comes ahead of schedule

Loftin’s Jan. 1 resignation date comes ahead of schedule

By Paige Lalain | Nov. 12, 2015

Effective immediately, R. Bowen Loftin is no longer the chancellor of MU.

Wolfe, Loftin step down, allow campus to heal

In Print: Wolfe, Loftin step down, allow campus to heal

By Quinn Malloy | Nov. 11, 2015

It is hard to say for certain when the clock began ticking. It could have begun in 1969, when the Legion of Black Collegians first issued demands for diversity advancement in a letter to then-Chancellor John W. Schwada. Or on Aug. 9, 2014, when Michael Brown was shot dead by ...

Planned Parenthood’s future at MU unclear after Loftin’s resignation

By Marilyn Haigh | Nov. 11, 2015

Planned Parenthood CEO Laura McQuade said she wants a campus leader who won’t respond to political pressure.

Nov. 9: a chronological play-by-play

By Hailey Stolze | Nov. 10, 2015

A lot happened on campus today. We put it all in order.

Loftin announces resignation effective Jan. 1

In Print: Loftin announces resignation effective Jan. 1

By Quinn Malloy and Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 9, 2015

Loftin’s announcement comes hours after former UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation.

A historic day: top 10 stories

A historic day: top 10 stories

By Allyson Sherwin , Nancy Coleman and Neeti Butala | Nov. 9, 2015

Here’s a recap of the major events on Nov. 9.

Hank Foley to take over as interim chancellor Jan. 1

Hank Foley to take over as interim chancellor Jan. 1

By Quinn Malloy and Thomas Oide | Nov. 9, 2015

Foley has served as Senior Vice Chancellor for the past year.

STORIFY: National reaction to whirlwind week at MU

By Andrew Frein and Paige Lalain | Nov. 9, 2015

The White House, Magic Johnson and more shared their thoughts on recent events at MU.

UM Board of Curators announces new diversity initiatives

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.

36 organizations request Loftin to acknowledge anti-Semitism

By Elane Edwards | Nov. 8, 2015

The letter discussed and offered steps for Loftin to take

Interactive Timeline: A Historic Fall at MU

Interactive Timeline: A Historic Fall at MU

By Taylor Blatchford and Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 5, 2015

From race relations to graduate student rights to Planned Parenthood, MU has been through a lot so far this semester.

Concerned Student 1950 organizers and supporters trek across campus in walkout

Concerned Student 1950 organizers and supporters trek across campus in walkout

By Peter Baugh and Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 5, 2015

The walkout drew criticism on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak.

Loftin responds to student’s hunger strike

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 4, 2015

“Racism shapes the current climate for and educational experience of all of our students,” he said in a statement.

MU fails to fully meet students' demands

By Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 4, 2015

Despite granting health insurance to graduate students for a year, MU still has yet to respond to countless other demands by student groups.

STORIFY: Students demand Wolfe's resignation

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Nov. 3, 2015

Here's how campus responded to one student's hunger strike.

Students camp out in support of #MizzouHungerStrike

Students camp out in support of #MizzouHungerStrike

By Thomas Oide | Nov. 3, 2015

Wolfe responded to the hunger strike in a statement released Tuesday.

Bow untied: Rumors rampant around Curators' special meeting

Bow untied: Rumors rampant around Curators' special meeting

By Hailey Stolze | Oct. 21, 2015

A tweet from a state representative sparked speculation about what the Board of Curators would talk about in their Wednesday meeting.

Letter to the Editor: Dear Chancellor Loftin: It isn't enough

By Jonathan Butler | Oct. 14, 2015

Graduate student Jonathan Butler says Loftin’s response is a start, but it isn’t enough.

Column: Loftin’s response is a start, but not a solution.

By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 14, 2015

Yes, I do think that the Chancellor is responsible for the 35,441 students enrolled at MU.

Chancellor announces campus-wide diversity and inclusion training

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 8, 2015

Loftin said students are the ultimate solution to changing campus climate in regards to racism and discrimination.

In Print: Homecoming parade brings traditions each year

By Elane Edwards | Oct. 6, 2015

Check out this scavenger hunt for things to look for at this year’s parade.

MUPD identifies suspect in racist incident at Traditions Plaza

By Elane Edwards | Oct. 6, 2015

The Office of Student Conduct “moved” the suspect from campus.

LBC Homecoming Royalty harassed at Traditions Plaza

LBC Homecoming Royalty harassed at Traditions Plaza

By Elizabeth Loutfi and Katherine Knott | Oct. 5, 2015 | Updated Oct. 7, 2015 at 1:01 a.m.

The MU Police Department has identified the man involved.

Column: Dear Chancellor Loftin, you’re not doing your job

By Kennedy Jones | Oct. 5, 2015

This is the second time in a month that black students at your university have been disrespected in the cruelest of ways.

Second “Racism Lives Here” event calls for administration to act on social injustices

By Madison Plaster | Oct. 1, 2015

Protesters reminded onlookers that the rally stemmed from “righteous anger.”

Protest reminds students, faculty that 'Racism Lives Here'

By Emily Gallion and Thomas Oide | Sept. 25, 2015

Participants called out administration for their delayed response to a hate crime against Payton Head.

Chancellor Loftin addresses campus climate

Chancellor Loftin addresses campus climate

By Thomas Oide | Sept. 17, 2015

Loftin condemned bias and intolerance in the statement.

MU hospital investigated for facilitating abortions

MU hospital investigated for facilitating abortions

By Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 2, 2015

Chancellor Loftin was called to testify on behalf of the MU hospital and their possible misuse of public funds.

In Print: MU Administrators haven’t reviewed graduate satisfaction data in 12 years

By Brian Consiglio | Aug. 28, 2015

“Personally, I’m sorry for what happened, I really am,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.

Loftin denounces confederate flag photo taken outside MU Greek house

By Quinn Malloy | July 13, 2015

Representative from FratScenery account calls tweet's release "bad timing."

University announces award for military personnel

By Elizabeth Loutfi | June 25, 2015

Effective immediately, this award goes toward the cost of base tuition.

Greek Life proposals part of larger effort to address campus assault

By George Roberson | June 19, 2015

The consortium’s proposals are not the only steps taken to reduce sexual assault during Loftin’s time at MU, but they are the most radical.

Greek community expresses outrage over proposed regulations

By George Roberson and Paige Lalain | June 3, 2015

Proposed restrictions would apply to alcohol, out-of-town formals and women visiting fraternity houses on weekend nights.

In Print: Administrators give race relations update, answer student questions

By Taylor Blatchford | April 30, 2015

“You can’t know what’s going on in all the colleges, but at the end of the day aren’t we all supposed to be Mizzou?” one student asked.

In Print: Administration to present Call to Action progress update

By Quinn Malloy | April 28, 2015

Some of students’ request in the Call for Action include the creation of an intergroup dialogue course and evaluating how MU recruits minority students and faculty.

Alum donates $1 million for LGBT journalism education, research

Alum donates $1 million for LGBT journalism education, research

By George Roberson | April 24, 2015

The $1 million estate gift comes from alum Timothy Blair.

In Print: Stigma against boasting might limit MU faculty success

By Quinn Malloy | April 21, 2015

Faculty say the “culture of modesty” limits potential to win awards.

Loftin: Anti-Semitic messages 'deplorable,' MU investigating incidents

By Covey Eonyak Son | April 14, 2015

According to the statement, the perpetrator could face criminal charges.

In Print: Loftin to make fan experience a focus for new AD

By Jason Lowenthal | April 1, 2015

The average attendance at Mizzou football games last season was 65,285, which was 10th in the Southeastern Conference. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin would like new Athletic Director Mack Rhoades to improve that ranking. Loftin spoke with reporters before spring break and said that he wants Rhoades to enhance the ...

Loftin discusses challenges to campus climate, faculty retention

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.

MU temporarily suspends student accused of making racist remarks

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.

Four years after suicide, Sasha Menu Courey changes the system

In Print: Four years after suicide, Sasha Menu Courey changes the system

By Katie Pohlman | March 18, 2015

Although the police investigation is inconclusive, it appears that the perpetrator of Menu Courey’s sexual assault was on the football team at the time.

In Print: Administration criticized for lack of action in race relations forum

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.

In Print: ‘Intergroup dialogue course’ among students’ requests to improve race relations

By Quinn Malloy | March 11, 2015

Students requested administration to create an “intergroup dialogue course” and reevaluate the way it recruits underrepresented students.

‘Funding is the key’: Alumni and administrators advocate for MU at state capitol

By Covey Eonyak Son | Feb. 27, 2015

UM System’s legislative goals are centered on increased state funding for higher education.

Faculty Council discuss race relations, trouble rolling out Title IX training

By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 23, 2015

A new committee will be dedicated to addressing race relations on campus.

In Print: ProtoCall enables after-hours counseling, crisis intervention

By Alana Saad | Jan. 21, 2015

Students are now able to consult with a counselor 24 hours a day with the Counseling Center’s new ProtoCall crisis hotline.

Curators discuss university leadership, alternative revenue

By Esther Seawell and Taylor Blatchford | Dec. 12, 2014

The board elected a new chairman for 2015.

Loftin vows to continue racial discussions amid criticism

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.

Students implore administration be proactive, not reactive

By Crystal Duan | Dec. 2, 2014

The “Ferguson Listening Session” on Monday highlighted an urgency to discuss solutions to racial issues on campus.

In Print: Provost decision a critical choice

By Rachel Pierret and Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 19, 2014

The new provost would need to address various challenges like a shrinking university budget, issues related to Title IX and faculty morale and retention problems.

MU still looking into Loftin Twitter incident

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 10, 2014

DoIT is investigating why his account had favorited a pornographic tweet.

In Print: The traveling Tiger: Where in the world is Chancellor Loftin?

By Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 29, 2014

Since February, MU has spent more than $30,000 for Loftin’s travels.

UWire: Faculty Council discuss concerns with MUSOP, mandatory reporting policy

Posted to UWire by Isabella Alves on Oct. 13, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.

The Faculty Council discussed issues regarding the MU Strategic Operating Plan and Executive Order 41 during its Oct. 9 meeting. Academic Affairs Committee Chairman Andre Ariew said an MUSOP evaluation committee was formed last academic year to address faculty appropriation needs. He said, however, that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin expressed ...

In Print: Professor sues MU officials over denial of tenure

By Annabel Ames | Sept. 30, 2014

Kesler claims he was never provided a reason for the decision, despite multiple requests.

UM System announces new Title IX changes

By Covey Eonyak Son | Sept. 23, 2014 | Updated Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

New policies require everyone on campus to report any incidents of sexual misconduct.

MU announces buyout plan for tenured, retirement eligible

By Covey Eonyak Son | Sept. 19, 2014 | Updated Sept. 19, 2014 at 9:55 p.m.

Basi said the UM System and MU currently estimate to spend about $10 million in buyouts.

School of Journalism announces $10 million donation

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 19, 2014

The school will receive the donation in 2021 after the foundation closes in 2017.

 Loftin inaugurated, discusses MU’s longevity

Loftin inaugurated, discusses MU’s longevity

By Jessica Karins | Sept. 18, 2014

Loftin announced he will create the “Looking Forward to 200 Committee” to improve MU’s long-term planning.

Pulitzer-winning author discusses education, Thomas Jefferson

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 16, 2014

MU also received an epitaph piece written by Jefferson to celebrate Loftin’s inauguration and MU’s 175th year.

MU, Italian government announce research collaboration

MU, Italian government announce research collaboration

By Clarissa Buch and Isabella Alves | Sept. 15, 2014

Enel Green Power will fully fund the research collaboration.

Fire at Hudson Hall prompts evacuation

By Maddie Foster | Sept. 14, 2014

Basi said about 25 rooms in the first three levels have suffered water damage.

Wolfe, Loftin overhaul Title IX, sexual assault policies

In Print: Wolfe, Loftin overhaul Title IX, sexual assault policies

By Clarissa Buch | Sept. 3, 2014

Changes to the ways in which MU and the UM System handle Title IX and sexual assault cases are underway in wake of new allegations of Title IX violations at MU. In his statement on Aug. 21, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin pointed to a number of “sweeping changes” he and ...

Loftin appoints Gary Ward as permanent operations chief

By Isabella Alves | Aug. 26, 2014

Ward hopes to address student and faculty’s facility needs.

MU receives $2.4 million for cancer research, oncology

MU receives $2.4 million for cancer research, oncology

By Clarissa Buch and Isabella Alves | Aug. 22, 2014

The donation will be used to fund cancer research and create the Frances T. McAndrew Endowed Chair in Oncology.

ESPN report: MU violated Title IX

Feature: ESPN report: MU violated Title IX

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 21, 2014

By federal law, the university has a legal responsibility to promptly respond in ways that protect the victim, end the discriminatory conduct and prevent it from recurring.

Loftin takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 20, 2014

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin had felt the cool sting against his back before. As a faculty member and administrator, he has made a point of seeing his universities' teams play. And when they win, he sometimes gets drenched. “This was better than Gatorade,” Loftin said, as he dried off ...

MU hires new vice chancellor

By Covey Eonyak Son | July 24, 2014

Ellen De Graffenreid will earn a starting salary of $220,000.

In Print: MU budgets reallocated for strategic plan

By Covey Eonyak Son | July 8, 2014

The MU Strategic Operating Plan could be essential for MU to maintain its membership in the Association of American Universities.

MU announces record year for fundraising

By Covey Eonyak Son | July 8, 2014

The latest donation made to MU, which has not been announced yet, is expected to be an eight-figure gift.

State funding shortfall prompts budget reallocations

By Covey Eonyak Son | July 3, 2014

Nearly 25 percent of the cuts will come from the Division of Student Affairs.

Title IX coordinator becomes full-time position

By Maddie Foster | June 24, 2014

After a report in April concluded that MU did not properly follow Title IX guidelines, Loftin acknowledged the need for improvements.

Loftin looks to private developers to replace campus child care

By Covey Eonyak Son | May 21, 2014

At this time, there is no plan in place to replace the Student Parent Center after its closure on June 30.

Loftin creates two new positions in university administration

In Print: Loftin creates two new positions in university administration

By Crystal Duan | April 2, 2014

Rhonda Gibler will now be known as vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer.

In Print: Student parents voice concerns about Student Parent Center’s future

By Crystal Duan | March 18, 2014

Task force will determine action concerning the center’s pending demolition.

MU to close and demolish University Village, Student Parent Center

By Kevin Graeler | March 13, 2014

Relocation is possible for the day care center, but no plan is in place yet.

Loftin officially welcomed as MU Chancellor

Loftin officially welcomed as MU Chancellor

By Kevin Graeler | Feb. 27, 2014

In his first month as chancellor, Loftin has already impressed students with his sincerity.

Inspection of MU facilities extends beyond campus

Inspection of MU facilities extends beyond campus

By Crystal Duan | Feb. 25, 2014

MU owns 250 buildings both in Columbia and around the state.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin begins term at MU

In Print: Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin begins term at MU

By Crystal Duan | Feb. 19, 2014

Loftin plans to engage actively with people across campus.

Board of Curators discusses renovations to facilities, sexual assault

By Crystal Duan | Jan. 31, 2014

Wolfe thanked the chancellors in advance for reviewing campus policies regarding sexual assault and mental health services.

Loftin to become chancellor

Loftin to become chancellor

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 5, 2013 | Updated Dec. 5, 2013 at 2:48 p.m.

R. Bowen Loftin has served as president of Texas A&M for the last four years.