Saturday, March 26, 2016

GOP gov. candidates promise to keep Mizzou funding cuts - Peter Fricke, Campus Reform

Only former Democrat Eric Greitens pledged to increase funding for the university. At a gubernatorial debate Thursday night, all but one of the Republican candidates endorsed cuts to the University of Missouri’s budget proposed in response to administrators’ mishandling of racial protests last fall. The cuts—which amount to more than $8 million—were included in a budget bill passed by the state House last week, and would compound the financial difficulties facing the school as it struggles to cope with a sharp drop in donations and applications that many blame on the controversy surrounding Prof. Melissa Click’s call for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a public protest last year.

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