03:00 AM

Statement from President Michael V. Drake on recent events at University of Missouri, elsewhere

"The recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale and other campuses reinforce the vitally important role that universities play in confronting issues of racism, intolerance and insensitivity in American society. This moment is an opportunity for us to reflect and learn. Our students, faculty, staff and community members must continue to engage actively in conversation and be relentless in our ongoing efforts to create a university that is evermore open, welcoming and nurturing to all."