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It’s been more than two years since the protests at the University of Missouri. In 2015, the university was at the center of a national conversation on race relations and student activism.

Today, the campus has undergone a number of changes, including the hiring of a new Chancellor and UM System President, and a new division of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

The New York Times reports on the dramatic decline in enrollment at Mizzou in the wake of student protests. A current student leader cries foul while right-wing media gleefully share the story. Is there enough context? Professors Mike McKean, Earnest Perry and Stacey Woelfel discuss this and more on this week's Views of the News.

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Black faculty members at the University of Missouri say the school needs to reconsider retention tactics if it hopes to recruit and keep faculty of color.

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COLUMBIA - A former University of Missouri football player and strength coach has been named to one of the jobs created amid race-related protests.

Pat Ivey has been named the assistant vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity. Columbia campus spokesman Christian Basi said in an email that Ivey is expected to help "improve attendance, retention and graduation rates . for students from all backgrounds." He will make $150,000 a year.