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Race Relations Committee remains committed in its mission of promoting a diverse campus

Race Relations Committee remains committed in its mission of promoting a diverse campus

By Jackson Kinkead | Nov. 8, 2016

Since its first meeting in May 2015, the committee has recommended similar committees and released a report of its findings.

MU Police releases report of racist incident involving LBC members

MU Police releases report of racist incident involving LBC members

By Claire Mitzel and Lailah Tarakai | Sept. 29, 2016

Officers responding on Tuesday night said they heard shouting coming from the Delta Upsilon house, but they were unable to determine whether racial epithets were used by DU fraternity members.

Storify: Timeline of reactions to racist incident involving LBC members

By Jake Chiarelli | Sept. 29, 2016

Here's how campus responded to Tuesday's events.

Comparing the response to incidents of racism on campus

Infographic: Comparing the response to incidents of racism on campus

By Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 29, 2016

Wednesday’s demonstrations come a little over a year after former MSA President Payton Head vocalized he was a called a racial slur.

Update: MUPD investigating harassment of LBC members

Update: MUPD investigating harassment of LBC members

By Claire Mitzel and Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 28, 2016 | Updated Sept. 28, 2016 at 5:12 p.m.

Two students were called the N-word and other obscenities outside of Delta Upsilon, which has been placed on emergency suspension.

Race Relations Committee presents report outlining creation of new committees across UM system

By Jackson Kinkead | Sept. 16, 2016

Committee Chairman Berkley Hudson: “When you start to pay attention to our humanity and our community, all boats start to rise.”

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.

Biggest steps forward: diversity initiatives

Biggest steps forward: diversity initiatives

By Alyssa Bessasparis | May 3, 2016

After making national news for campus protests and resignations, the university took significant steps to improve campus diversity.

Race relations committee to address racism and diversity in video podcasts

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.”

Debate surrounding Thomas Jefferson statue continues

Debate surrounding Thomas Jefferson statue continues

By Thomas Oide | April 5, 2016

Students and professors discussed the merits of keeping his statue on Francis Quadrangle during a public forum Monday.

Concerned Student 1950 protests Working Group

Concerned Student 1950 protests Working Group

By Alyssa Bessasparis | March 7, 2016

Chuck Henson in response to the protest: “We are moving forward, and the point of the Working Group is to move forward together.”

‘Racism Lives Here’ rally promotes multicultural unity

‘Racism Lives Here’ rally promotes multicultural unity

By Allyson Vasilopulos and Tessa Weinberg | Feb. 25, 2016

Junior Daphne Yu: “It’s important for us all to stand in solidarity for the betterment of all minorities on campus.”

Column: The day Beyonce turned black

By Kennedy Jones | Feb. 24, 2016

Did you know Beyonce was black?

UM System will soon appoint chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

By Kyra Haas | Feb. 15, 2016

The position will oversee a diversity, equity and inclusion task force and develop training programs for system leadership.

Diane Nash discusses student activism, nonviolent action

Diane Nash discusses student activism, nonviolent action

By Lily Cusack | Jan. 21, 2016

Nash: “We were trying to bring about the best society we could for (this generation) to be born into and come of age into. Future generations are going to look to you to do the same.”

Diversity course requirement changed with student course load in mind

By Allyson Sherwin | Dec. 8, 2015

The changes made in the proposal would allow students to select from pre-existing courses at MU that have been approved to educate on the subject of diversity.

Concerned Student 1950 plans to continue to educate students, raise awareness

In Print: Concerned Student 1950 plans to continue to educate students, raise awareness

By Thomas Oide | Dec. 7, 2015

Reuben Faloughi: “To know that other students have that same experience and are willing to stand up with you because you did, it’s so empowering. It makes the sleepless nights worth it. It makes the threats worth it. It makes the struggle worth it.”

In Print: Counseling psychology department to offer Difficult Dialogues class

By Emily O'Connor | Dec. 7, 2015

Professor Brandon Orr: “There is a need to move past empathy and towards competency.”

Eardley to lead new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX

By Taylor Blatchford | Dec. 1, 2015 | Updated Dec. 2, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

“Ending discrimination is everyone’s responsibility,” Eardley said in an email to students. “We need you to use your voices to take a stand.”

Interim Chancellor Foley states resolve ‘to be better’ in statement on Laquan McDonald’s death

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 25, 2015

Interim UM System President Mike Middleton released a statement earlier in the day, saying, “We have challenges to face and we will face them together.”

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.

Students bring hopes for campus improvement to curators’ listening session

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 20, 2015

“Racism at the University of Missouri will not be a simple fix,” student Danielle Walker said.

Middleton, Foley speak to Faculty Council about campus climate

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Nov. 19, 2015

“I think what we’re trying to show here is that through communication, compassion and consilience, we can really build a much better community,” interim Chancellor Hank Foley said.

Students discuss their experiences with racism at session with Griffiths Leadership Society

By Jennifer Prohov | Nov. 16, 2015

They explained encounters with racism at MU, the origins of the Concerned Student 1950 movement, and problematic behavior on campus.

Peace march unites Columbia residents with MU faculty and students

Peace march unites Columbia residents with MU faculty and students

By Lily Oppenheimer | Nov. 16, 2015

Threats didn’t stop the MU movement.

Interactive Map: Comparing SEC racial diversity

By Paige Lalain | Nov. 16, 2015

Universities in the Southeastern Conference have an average 73.3 percent white population.

In Print: Alumni reflect on years of racism at MU

By Morgan Magid | Nov. 13, 2015

“I think this is a litmus as well as an example for equality and to open a dialogue about race and justice and collaboration in our country,” graduate Jeff Beckham said.

Interactive Map: Schools worldwide support MU

By Madison Plaster , Tessa Weinberg and Waverly Colville | Nov. 12, 2015

Over 150 schools have announced their support for MU and Concerned Student 1950.

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 ...

Chuck Henson announced as interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity

Chuck Henson announced as interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity

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.

Faculty Council race relations committee releases statement, calls for engagement and discussion

By Claire Mitzel | Nov. 10, 2015

The committee will continue to work with MU administration to improve race relations.

MU professor receives hateful emails after CNN appearance

By Hannah Black | Nov. 10, 2015

Cynthia Frisby posted screenshots of the emails to Facebook shortly after.

Concerned Student 1950 issues new demands

In Print: Concerned Student 1950 issues new demands

By Quinn Malloy | Nov. 9, 2015

Press conference held following UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation

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.

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.

Forum on Graduate Rights announces two-day walkout

By Hannah Black | Nov. 8, 2015

The walkouts, planned for Monday and Tuesday, will protest what the Forum says is “business as usual” from the administration.

Missouri football cancels practice amid boycott

Missouri football cancels practice amid boycott

By George Roberson and Peter Baugh | Nov. 8, 2015 | Updated Nov. 9, 2015 at 7:56 p.m.

Athletic department statement: "Our focus right now is on the health of Jonathan Butler."

Wolfe releases statement, will not resign

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 8, 2015

“I am dedicated to ongoing dialogue to address these very complex, societal issues as they affect our campus community,” the statement read.

Students called racial slur near MizzouRec

Students called racial slur near MizzouRec

By Hailey Stolze , Katherine Knott and Waverly Colville | Nov. 7, 2015

The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m.

Wolfe issues apology to Concerned Student 1950

Wolfe issues apology to Concerned Student 1950

By Quinn Malloy | Nov. 6, 2015

The statement comes on day five of graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike.

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.

Change.org petition to remove Wolfe from office has over 700 signatures

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 4, 2015

The petition follows Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike, which started Monday.

SCCA covers Speakers Circle with hashtags in support of the hunger strike

By Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 4, 2015

Strike takes a turn after Butler signs a “do not resuscitate” order.

Column: Who's allowed to say the word "nigga" and why?

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?

Candidates are talking race issues for 2016

By Bryanna Leach | Oct. 20, 2015

In a time of high racial tension in the U.S., 2016 candidates are talking about the sensitive issues.

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: Organizations show support of Legion of Black Collegians

By Allyson Sherwin | Oct. 6, 2015

Many letters detailed student disappointment with administration in their lackluster response to previous racist incidents, including one involving MSA president Payton Head.

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.

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.

Ferguson Commission releases a reform report

Ferguson Commission releases a reform report

By Elane Edwards | Sept. 23, 2015

The commission was created in hopes of solving racial issues in Missouri.

Diversity course possible requirement for freshmen

By Hailey Stolze | Sept. 16, 2015

The Diversity Enhancement Committee hopes to improve MU’s cultural “competency and inclusivity” over a multi-year plan.

In Print: Race relations committee preps for fall semester

By Elizabeth Loutfi | July 8, 2015

The committee was conceived in January in response to student leaders’ Call for Action regarding campus climate and race relations.

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.

Faculty Council vet race relations committee members, approve student leaders’ modifications to religious observance policy

By Quinn Malloy | April 23, 2015

Administration will give update on response to Call to Action during public race relations meeting April 29.

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.

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.

Column: New council committee could be a great thing for MU

By Jalen Mosby | Feb. 3, 2015

Establishing a race relations committee here at MU is a definitive step toward achieving on-campus equality.

Berkley Hudson brings life’s work to race relations committee

In Print: Berkley Hudson brings life’s work to race relations committee

By Quinn Malloy and Taylor Blatchford | Jan. 28, 2015 | Updated Feb. 4, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

Faculty Council committee was established at Jan. 22 meeting to address race-related issues at MU.