civil rights

University of Missouri

 The University of Missouri has formed a new office to centralize reports and investigations of discrimination complaints.

The university announced Wednesday that the new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX will reduce the number of offices involved in handling discrimination complaints. Ellen Eardley, assistant vice provost and Title IX administrator, will lead the office.

The move comes after former president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned last month, in part because of complaints about their handling of racial issues on campus.

Vandalia Leader

This week on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talked with the Reverend C.W. Dawson about work Dawson is doing to bring together the area's African American clergy for activism, education and fellowship.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.