Columbia Campus Chief Promises Recovery as Former MU Prez Blasts Leadership
January 27, 2016

The interim chancellor of the University of Missouri- Columbia admitted the schools recent past has been “painful”, but promised the Columbia campus’s would recover.

” I know full well that what has happened here at Mizzou has shaken you. It’s shaken you deeply,” Interim Hank Foley said during his ‘ State of the University’ speech Wednesday afternoon.

Foley said the campus must change its culture to be more inclusive.

The MU campus in Columbia was stunned by student protests last November.

African American students said they did not feel safe on campus or even in the town of Columbia.

The protests drew national headlines when the school’s football team threatened a strike in alliance with the protesters.

The turmoil forced the resignation of the Columbia chancellor and the university president Tim Wolf.

Wednesday, the Columbia Tribune reported on an e-mail from Wolf.
He criticizes the school he once led.

“The University of Missouri is under attack and the leadership from the Board ( of Curators) on down is frozen”.

Wolf also said the alliance of the football team made matters worse, not better.

Foley did not take questions about Wolf’s remarks after he finished his speech.

Foley said MU needs to adapt to survive.

He asked students, employees, alums and Missouri residents for patience.

“I can’t rewind the tape. I can only keep pushing us forward. But I can assure you, we will recover,” he said.

Foley also announced graduate student teachers at MU would keep their current health care for one more year.

Those students would also receive raises over two year increasing their pay from $12,000 a year to $18,000.

Grad student complaints about the loss of thief insurance was one of the elements that sparked some of the protests last year.

MU Prof Sues for Right to Carry on Campus
September 21, 2015

(AP) – A University of Missouri associate law professor has filed a lawsuit contending that the school’s ban on concealed weapons on campus violates his constitutional rights.

The lawsuit filed Saturday by Royce de R. Barondes against the Board of Curators and President Tim Wolfe also argues the ban conflicts with a state law that allows guns to be stored in the passenger compartment of a vehicle by an adult with a permit.

His attorney, Jennifer Bukowsky, also argues the ban violate Barondes’ right to keep and carry weapons on campus for self-defense. Barondes is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.

The lawsuit also cites an amendment approved last year by Missouri voters that said state residents have an unalienable right to bear arms and any gun regulations must be subject to “strict scrutiny.”