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Education
5:25 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Former Army psychologist Larry James speaks to MU audience about potential hire

Larry James, a candidate for a leadership role in MU's College of Education, spoke on campus Tuesday. His possible hire has stirred controversy. He's never been found guilty, but he was a leading Army psychologist during prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay.
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Larry James, the former Army psychologist being considered for a leadership role in the College of Education at MU, spoke to an audience of about 60 people today. 

Community members have expressed concern about the possible hire of James -- he was in a leadership position as an Army psychologist during times of intense abuse at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. About 40 people gathered on Friday to protest his potential hire . 

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Education
7:23 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Ex-Army leader facing MU protests heads to campus

The retired Army psychologist whose job candidacy is drawing protests at the University of Missouri is scheduled for a public interview on the Columbia campus.

Former Col. Larry James is dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. He's one of two finalists for a top administrative job in the university's College of Education.

The interview was scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

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Education
8:18 am
Fri February 1, 2013

MU hire draws protest, psychology professor connected to Guantanamo Bay abuse

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The prospective hiring of a retired Army psychologist who has faced abuse accusations at the Guantanamo Bay military prison is drawing protests at MU today.

The mid-Missouri chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation has scheduled an afternoon protest outside Hill Hall. That's home to the College of Education, which has selected Larry James as one of two finalists for a top leadership job.

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