For John, BLUF: There are no guarantees in life and bad management could cause such a decline elsewhere as well. Nothing to see here; just move along.
By Reporter Anemona Hartocollis, from The Old Gray Lady, 9 July 2017.
Here is the lede plus three:
COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the fall of 2015, a grassy quadrangle at the center of the University of Missouri became known nationwide as the command center of an escalating protest.Here is an interesting fact:
Students complaining of official inaction in the face of racial bigotry joined forces with a graduate student on a hunger strike. Within weeks, with the aid of the football team, they had forced the university system president and the campus chancellor to resign.
It was a moment of triumph for the protesting students. But it has been a disaster for the university.
Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus, the system’s flagship, has fallen by more than 35 percent in the two years since.
The drop in enrollment last fall was strikingly higher among blacks, at 42 percent, than among whites, at 21 percent.Then there is this problem:
Tyler Morris said he was afraid of being stereotyped as a bigot if he went to Missouri. So he decided to go to Missouri Valley College.This is a sad commentary on our current situation.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff