UMKC chancellor to host 3 listening sessions to encourage students to express concerns about campus tension

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After things heated up on the University of Missouri campus on Tuesday, UMKC called a special meeting.

The Student Government Association held the meeting to discuss race and student’s needs.

UMKC chancellor Leo Morton will also hold three listening sessions.

The first session is set for Wednesday morning at the Student Union at 9 a.m.

The session are open to students, teachers and staff but closed to the public. A student representative says the next three meetings are closed to the public or the media so students can feel safe.

Morton says he want to use the meetings to assess the atmosphere at UMKC.

In his resignation as president of the Missouri system, which includes UMKC, Tim Wolfe said he didn’t do a good enough job listening and people weren’t talking to each other.

“This is an opportunity for students who might have had this concerns before now with the recent turn of events at Mizzou. Now they have that space to voice their concern,” UMKC chief undergraduate representative Juan Betancourt said.




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