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Provost Stokes Names Faculty Member to MU Task Force

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was recently named to the MU Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement, and Opportunities created by Provost Garnett Stokes. According to the provost’s office, the task force is charged with “conducting a top-to-bottom analysis of all of our academic programs, eventually making recommendations regarding areas of future investment, potential consolidations, and in some cases, program discontinuance.”…

Using Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus: Professor Trachtenberg in The Chronicle for Higher Education

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently wrote an article published in The Chronicle for Higher Education, “How Missouri Used Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus,” in which he discussed free speech at public universities. Specifically, he described the student protests that occurred on the MU campus in Fall 2015 and how the university has responded to free speech issues on…

Law Faculty Help Develop New Policies Designed to Help Campus Community, Visitors Understand Rights Related to Protests and Use of Public Spaces

School of Law faculty were among the members of a committee that created new and revised policies that will help the MU community and visitors understand their rights and responsibilities related to campus protests and the use of public space. The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press was created by MU Interim Chancellor…

Professor Trachtenberg Testifies on Two Bills Concerning Police-Involved Shootings and Deaths

Professor Ben Trachtenberg testified at a public hearing before the Missouri House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety on House Bill 41. This bill specifies that “if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer-involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor.” Professor Trachtenberg testified at the request of bill sponsor Representative Gail McCann…