University of Missouri

Mizzou Hunger Striker Once Admitted Stealing Food

Jonathan Butler, the University of Missouri graduate student who made national headlines with his week-long hunger strike last year bragged on a 2011 blog post that he stole food from a local hotel for two months.

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University of Missouri Bans Disruptive Campus Protests

Authorities at the University of Missouri have banned disruptive student protests, with offenders now facing the possibility of disciplinary proceedings affecting their degree or even police action.

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University of Missouri Board Upholds Melissa Click Firing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators upheld its decision to fire an assistant professor whose run-ins with student journalists and the police during race-related protests last fall drew widespread attention, the university system said Tuesday.

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Oxford College To Remove ‘Racist’ Rhodes Plaque: Statue is Next

Students at Oxford University have succeeded in persuading Oriel College to remove a plaque in honour of Cecil Rhodes, an imperialist the university has deemed racist. The College has also applied to the local council for permission to remove a

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Louis Farrakhan Gives Mizzou Protesters High Praise in Video Message

The black student protesters–particularly activist Jonathan Butler–got a ringing endorsement from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who recorded a video message to them last week in which he cautioned the University’s new black President not to be an “Uncle Tom” and referred to the successful UM student protests as “the epicenter of the movement of students.”

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