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MU English Dept. submits vote of no confidence in Chancellor

The English Department at the University of Missouri submitted a letter to the MU Board of Curators, expressing their lack of confidence in the Chancellor.

The letter, addressed to the board and President Tim Wolfe, said the department took a vote on November 3, resulting in 26 votes of no confidence, 0 votes of confidence, and 2 abstentions.

The letter reads,While we recognize Chancellor Loftin’s service, his twenty-one month tenure has been
marked by dereliction of duty in maintaining the quality and reputation ofgraduate education, violations of the bedrock principle of shared governance, and failure to defend the University’s educational mission against outside political pressure. Campus morale among faculty, staff, and students is at a low point. The campus climate is not one in which all members of the community feel included and respected. Because of these failures of leadership, we believe the best course of action is to find a new Chancellor who will be better equipped to repair the damage done to our graduate programs, adhere to the principle and practice of shared governance, and defend academic freedom at the flagship campus of the public university serving the citizens of Missouri.”

ABC 17 News reached out to the President’s Office and was told they have no comment as the letter is considered a personnel matter.

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