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A committee leading the search for a new president of the University of Missouri system nagged by racial unrest says candidates must have "a deft command" of communications and public relations.

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Former University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is preparing to take on a new role at the school but details of what he will be doing remain unclear.

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The faculty council for the University of Missouri is urging the selection of someone with an academic background as it searches for a new leader for the four-campus system.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the council discussed the search process Thursday. The council says another priority is someone with an academic background and a willingness to listen to students and faculty.

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KANSAS CITY - The committee that'll help search for a new president of the University of Missouri system will include representatives from each of the system's four campuses.

The system's governing board of curators signed off on Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, on the panel that will assist them in finding the successor to Tim Wolfe.

Wolfe and the Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of the Columbia campus resigned November 9 in the midst of protests over what some saw as university leadership's indifference to racial issues.

Most timelines of the events that led to the November 9th resignation of former University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe start when the student protest group Concerned Student 1950 stopped his car at the 2015 homecoming parade. Wolfe was criticized for not speaking with the students, and many believe that perceived slight made him a target. 

In an email obtained by the Columbia Daily Tribune, former University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe has responded to the events that led to his November 9, 2015 resignation and its aftermath.

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A spokesperson for the Columbia City Prosecutor’s office has confirmed that Columbia City Prosecutor Stephen Richey filed third degree assault charges against Melissa Click Tuesday morning. Third degree assault is a Class C Misdemeanor.

Click, an assistant professor of communications, drew national attention after she confronted a student photographer and another student videographer during the protests, calling for "muscle" to help remove them from the protest area.

Columbia Residents Converse on Combating Biases

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In the wake of demonstrations on the University of Missouri’s campus, Columbia residents are looking for strategies in how best to approach difficult subject matters.

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The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.

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Mark McIntosh has been named interim vice chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies and Economic Development, effective immediately. 

 

The former chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus will get more than $344,000 a year in his new role heading up the school's research.

The Associated Press obtained Loftin's transition agreement Monday under Missouri's open records law. It shows that R. Bowen Loftin will earn three-quarters of the $459,000 he was making as chancellor until he resigned Nov. 9.

Loftin's resignation came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, also stepped down in the wake of racial unrest on the Columbia campus.

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As the dust settles at the University of Missouri this week, two university administrators’ jobs have been left in the wake. Students have been protesting a lack of action on the university’s part to racist incidents on campus.

The situation made national headlines when the school’s football team got involved to support the cause. Experts say that kind of student-athlete influence is growing and universities have to pay attention to that economic and cultural pull.

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For most of this week, the story of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigning amidst protests by a group called Concerned Student 1950 has dominated the national 24-hour news cycle. The problem with the 24-hour news cycle is that context often gets lost in the shuffle, and this story has LOTS of context. Even people who live in the Mid-Missouri community are a little confused by how this story has played out because it’s incredibly nuanced and been ongoing for months.

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After the resignation of Tim Wolfe and the end of the Mizzou hunger strike, groups from outside of MU such as a group of students from Stephens College and a Revolutionary Communist Party from New York came to MU’s campus to show their support.

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The morning of Tim Wolfe’s resignation as UM system president was supposed to be a day of celebration for Concerned Student 1950. Their victory however, was overshadowed by controversy.

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It’s been a historic week at the University of Missouri. On Monday, Tim Wolfe resigned as president of the UM System. Hours later, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced he is stepping down from that office at the end of the year. We’ll look at local, regional and national media coverage, talk about challenges to the First Amendment, and examine the role of Mizzou Football.

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The University of Missouri senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies will serve as interim chancellor for the Columbia campus after R. Bowen Loftin's resignation takes effect at the end of the year.

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The University of Kansas is planning a town hall meeting to discuss race and other matters after recent protests and resignations at the University of Missouri.

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The University of Missouri Provost announced that Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Trial Practice in the MU School of Law Chuck Henson would be named Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity effective immediately.

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Yesterday was a big news day in our City, and surely, you already know about the high profile resignations at the University of Missouri: both the UM system President and MU Chancellor are out.

At this point, it’s likely you’ve also heard that most of the demonstrators who catalyzed those resignations did not want to talk to the press.

  

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University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday, a major move in a school year defined by a level of activism and student mobilization that is not often seen at Mizzou. Later the same day MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced he is stepping down from his position, and transferring to a research focused role.

Every story is a long story with a deep history and many layers, but this chapter began on October 10. A group of 11 African American students calling themselves Concerned Student 1950 blocked the homecoming parade, linking arms and forming a line in front of Wolfe’s car. They were protesting racism and discrimination at the university. 

Over the course of the next month protests, walkouts and a hunger strike dominated campus news. On Monday, as major changes were underway, Intersection reporters fanned out across campus to bring you these voices and stories from people including Michael Sam, Jonathan Butler, Tim Wolfe and Mary Ratliff, among many others.  


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A number of state and national politicians released statements Monday in response to former UM System President Tim Wolfe's resignation.  

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In response to recent protests and controversies, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned from office in a public statement made at the University of Missouri Board of Curators' special meeting Monday morning. 

Prior to the resignation, on Sunday afternoon, a statement from President Wolfe was released by his office, but he did not make an in-person appearance.

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University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe issued an apology Friday for his behavior with the group Concerned Student 1950.

Members of the group blocked his car during the homecoming parade in protest of how the administration has handled incidents of racism at MU. Wolfe also notes in his apology that he has met with graduate student Jonathan Butler, who has been on a hunger strike calling for Wolfe’s resignation or removal.

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  More than 100 students attended a rally held on MU’s campus Thursday. The rally was started by the group Concerned Student 1950 in protest of UM System President Tim Wolfe and in support of Jonathan Butler, the graduate student who embarked on a hunger strike until Wolfe resigns.

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  About 20 students gathered on the parking lot of University Hall Tuesday morning to address UM System President Tim Wolfe in support of Jonathan Butler. Butler announced Monday morning on Twitter that he would embark on a hunger strike until he lost his life or Wolfe resigned.

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President of University of Missouri System Tim Wolfe spoke to the Board of Curators today about the future of University of Missouri campuses.

He talked about three main goals that will not only brighten the future of UM System schools, but also give them a single unifying vision.

One topic Wolfe discussed was the way the campuses handled Title IX, which aims to help with sex-based discrimination and campus safety. He says that the UM System’s forward thinking and diligence in regards to this statute has placed it as a leader among Universities.

The University of Missouri System is doing well, president Tim Wolfe said Thursday, but some extra cash wouldn’t hurt.

“The quantity of students that we have are at all-time highs: 77,000 students. The quality of the students, as measured by their ACT score, now averages 26, which also is an all-time high,” Wolfe told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh. “The financial condition of the University of Missouri System is decent. Decent relative to our balancing the revenue and the expenses with the challenges that we have of keeping tuition low.”

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The Faculty Council is taking a look at the future of faculty at MU. 

Providence Point to become available for group events

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UM system president Tim Wolfe announced Wednesday that for the first time in its 43 year history, Providence Point will be used as an event and meeting space for both university and external groups. 

Providence Point has historically been home to the UM system president and his family but Wolfe decided that he wanted to live elsewhere.  The location has always been used to entertain university guests from around the state, nation and world but will now be open to businesses and university and community groups looking for a meeting space in Columbia. 

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