President Choi: “We have to demonstrate that we can control our own destiny to some degree. We need to make a compelling case about why we’re a worthy investment to the state.”
Committee Chairman Berkley Hudson: “When you start to pay attention to our humanity and our community, all boats start to rise.”
Council member Art Jago: “(Tim Wolfe) was probably a pretty good strategist, but he was a terrible leader.”
Currently, MU has received 23 percent fewer deposits compared to this time last year.
After the UM System Board of Curators’ decision to fire the professor, faculty members have questioned their own ability to stand up for students.
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.
The examination would review MU’s relationship with the system and the possible consolidation of the chancellor and system president roles.
“They’re supposed to be a support function, but somehow they are dictating academics … so what value is (the) system supposed to play?” council member Jung Ha-Brookshire asked.
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.
“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.
“This unresolved situation erodes our ability to perform faculty duties of teaching, research and outreach,” the statement read.
The committee was conceived in January in response to student leaders’ Call for Action regarding campus climate and race relations.
The Feb. 27 meeting had a presentation from Director of Libraries Jim Cogswell.
The proposal involved the definition of faculty and the voting rights of non-tenure track staff.
Gray area in faculty bylaws led to an undefined burden of proof.
The proposed memorial would contain a kiosk and an engraved wall.