University of Missouri Enrollment Issues Continue as Three More Dorms Set to Close

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Administrators at the University of Missouri have announced that three more dorm buildings will close just two years after the infamous protests that included a professor threatening to remove a student journalist from a public space on campus.

The University of Missouri has continued to face problems with enrollment following the 2015 Black Lives Matter protests, which infamously included an incident featuring Professor Melissa Click, who called for some “muscle” to remove a student reporter who was documenting the proceedings.

The university’s residential life director, Frankie Minor, announced recently that three more dorm buildings be “taken offline” for the upcoming academic year due to a decrease in first-year enrollment. This was announced in an email that informed student employees who work in residential life that they may be transferred to another job on campus due to the lack of enrollment.

“Historically every year between now and August, various situations occur that result in position openings, e.g. normal attrition and voluntary staff choices, as well as unplanned academic or personal challenges,” Minor’s statement reads. “If necessary, we will offer alternative employment opportunities at comparable compensation to the remaining staff.”

The announcement of these closures is in addition to an already announced closure of four other residential buildings, two of which are named “Respect,” and “Excellence.”

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