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  • MU changes bathroom labels to promote gender inclusivity

    08/30/2016 1:38:55 PM PDT · by ncfool · 26 replies
    The Missourian ^ | August 25, 2016 | MP White
    COLUMBIA — Many single-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as "unisex" will be re-labeled "toilet" by the time students return in August. The change to "toilet" will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled "shower" and "toilet," depending on the contents of the restroom. The move follows a resolution passed by the Missouri Students Association in January. According to the resolution, the change will "make MU's campus bathrooms more accessible to trans and gender non-conforming students." Sterling Waldman, a social justice chair in the MSA Senate, engaged...
  • GA Southern (University)Emily Faz fired (Challenged BLM)

    11/19/2015 11:44:03 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    Gafollowers.com ^ | 11/18/15 | Jeremy Jones
    The Mizzou protest has sparked a lot of controversy all across the country even right here in our own backyard, this time in Statesboro, Georgia. If you’ve missed what’s been happening at Missouri University here’s a brief timeline: September 12, 2015 – Student government complained about the bigotry and anti-gay sentiment which gained national attention. October 4th, 2015 – Caucasian student removed from an event strictly for black students and uttered, “these niggers are getting aggressive with me” while being removed. November 3rd, 2015 – Student Jonathan Butler vowed not to eat until the president of the school resigned. November...
  • The Best is Yet to Come … of course it is

    11/11/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Yardley
    Missouri University: They should have been treated as a child would have been treated The Internet today has been simply aflame with stories and articles about the complete meltdown of sanity at Missouri University (or Mizzou if you prefer) over one of the precious students finding themselves offended by something. Sadly, however, exactly what it was that offended the students was rather elusive. On the other hand, their response to these alleged offenses was utterly evident. For our convenience, the best organized of the student protesters drafted a list of demands, including the termination of the university’s president, which they...
  • MU journalism faculty voting to remove Click's courtesy appointment

    11/10/2015 11:14:03 AM PST · by 11th Commandment · 28 replies
    The Missourian ^ | 11/10/2015 | William Schmitt
    COLUMBIA - Faculty in the Missouri School of Journalism were voting Tuesday to revoke a courtesy appointment for Melissa Click, an assistant professor in MU's Department of Communication. The journalism school's Executive Committee, including Dean David Kurpius, met Tuesday morning to discuss the vote and prepare a statement on Click's actions Monday as seen in footage of a confrontation between freelance photographer Tim Tai and protesters near the Concerned Student 1950 camp on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. Click was seen at the end of the video asking for assistance and for "muscle" to remove Mark Schierbecker, who filmed the interaction...
  • Feds Creating Smartphone App to Make Sure Kids Don’t Skip Class

    01/08/2015 3:29:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is financing the development of a smartphone app that will use facial recognition technology to check attendance in college classrooms.The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $50,000 to Missouri University on Jan. 2 for the project that will record videos to create “face tracklets” of students.The project is necessary, the grant argues, because checking attendance the old fashioned way is too hard.“Checking attendance in scenarios such as classrooms commonly needs an instructor to recognize each student one by one by reading the names on a roster or ask students to sign up the attendance sheet,” the grant explains....
  • No homework on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?

    02/14/2013 4:16:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Students at University of Missouri don't need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah. The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” -- designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule homework and exams -- lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe belief systems is a bit much. [Snip]...
  • Trust Fund Fantasies

    01/16/2008 10:11:52 AM PST · by bs9021 · 23 replies · 10,598+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 16, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Trust Fund Fantasies by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 16, 2008 Young people watching a large chunk of their paychecks going to pay social security taxes may question why anyone would defend a program that, in an age of IRAs and 401 (k)s, seems to be such an anachronism. They might ask their professors, or just wait to hear them defend the status quo. “Social Security is a tried and true system, popular, successful and highly efficient,” University of Missouri political scientist Max J. Skidmore writes in The Montana Professor. “It would be foolish to revise it radically based upon tenuous...