After attracting national attention as the site of massive race-based protests back in November, the University of Missouri is still — still — seeking enough freshman and transfer students for the fall semester — which begins in August.
The school’s continuing scramble to find student bodies to fill taxpayer-funded classrooms comes six months after last semester’s eruption of Black Lives Matter protests rocked the Columbia, Mo. campus.
The November protests by the Concerned Student 1950 group centered largely on Jonathan Butler, the son of a millionaire railroad executive. Butler went on a hunger strike and convinced 32 black Mizzou football players to boycott all team activities.
There was a poop swastika. There were false reports of people wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods. . . .
arlier this month, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) published its annual list of all member schools that are still accepting applications for first-year or transfer students for next fall.
Mizzou is on NACAC’s 2016 college openings list. The school is still accepting freshman and transfer students, the organization says.
NACAC’s 2016 list of schools seeking students this late in the day is much longer than it has been in recent years. This year’s list contains well over 300 public and private schools. By way of comparison, notes Inside Higher Ed, NACAC’s 2015 list of colleges still seeking students in May contained only 225 colleges.
Life in the Education Apocalypse is tough. It’s tougher when you’re stupid.