Since his arrival at the University of Missouri last February, Chancellor Bowen Loftin has inspired several changes. He recently announced a voluntary separation program that could serve as an incentive for retirement for tenured faculty members. KBIA’s Ashley Reese talked with several MU professors about why this program might encourage some of the university’s best professors to leave.
The University of Missouri isn’t lacking for traditions or symbols. MU has a seal, a motto and the official tiger logo. The columns have even become a popular icon. But for 175 years, the university has lacked a traditional symbol of authority vested in the chancellor: An official university mace. KBIA’s Timothy Maylander found out how MU combined many of these important images into a new tradition.