Magazine November 12, 2018, Issue

Mizzou after the Meltdown

Protesters celebrate after the resignation of Missouri University president Timothy M. Wolfe on the Missouri University Campus, November 9, 2015. (Brian Davidson/Getty Images)
The University of Missouri paid a price for its activists’ radicalism

In the maelstrom of the 2018 news cycles, a short report out of the State of Missouri attracted virtually no national attention. For the first time since 2015, the University of Missouri posted an actual increase in freshman enrollment — 4,696 students started their college life at Mizzou, up from 4,134 the year before. To be sure, total enrollment was still down by 5 percent since 2015, but for the first time in three years, the state’s flagship university could make the case that it was primed for a comeback.

Most readers probably think: A comeback from what? After all, given

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Education Section

Books, Arts & Manners


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