Now that Loftin is gone, columnist Elane Edwards tries to figure out where Foley should begin.
A retrospective assessment of Loftin’s tenure as chancellor
Yes, I do think that the Chancellor is responsible for the 35,441 students enrolled at MU.
This is the most urgent and authentic reaction that Loftin has had to an incident of racism on MU’s campus.
After a delayed response, all Loftin’s letter shows is how little he knows about race at MU.
“I demand autonomy over both my body and my education, and I will fight for both.”
“We have a right to choose how and where we enhance and employ our education, and the university’s decision to sever ties with Planned Parenthood infringes on that right.”
While the summit has potential, mistakes need to be addressed in order to be considered the ‘national model.'
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.
The former interim president at Florida State University spoke to MU faculty and staff about AAU metrics and increasing faculty morale.
Several faculty members expressed concern that AAU metrics are not representative of non-STEM departments.
Wiencek is currently the interim provost of the Virginia Commonwealth University.
The former West Virginia University provost stressed the importance of student feedback and increasing faculty loyalty at MU.
Ward hopes to address student and faculty’s facility needs.
Ellen De Graffenreid will earn a starting salary of $220,000.