University of Missouri Closes Four More Dormitories

University_of_Missouri_sealWe previously discussed the falling enrollments at the University of Missouri after their Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests.  The closure of dormitories has continued with three additional undergrad residence halls being shuttered. There are now seven such closed dormitories on campus.

Missouri has yielded to demands on campus that are viewed by many as rolling back on free speech.  The protestors ultimately ousted both the president and chancellor at the school.

The applications appear to be continuing to slide at the school.  What is curious is that, despite closing seven halls, the university plans to open a new 279-bed hall for the 2017-2018 school year.

 Mizzou is now at roughly 31,000 enrolled students in 2017 as opposed to roughly 35,500 in 2015.

42 thoughts on “University of Missouri Closes Four More Dormitories”

  1. The fact that the university will be constructing a new dormitory despite the lack of need shows much about what is wrong with government.

      1. Seven closed dormitories due to lack of demand and yet the school is building a new one. You don’t see an issue with that? Even someone with the most casual knowledge of real estate will agree this is foolish.

  2. All in the sciences. Three proofs all is not melted snowflakes. Now over at UDUBYA and Everclear…..mmmmmmm the weather is chilly with light parrticles of the frozen stuff expected. Not to worry wear non skids it will be gone by noon.

  3. Too many alternative explanations for dorm closures and openings. This thread seems to be an exercise in MSU, Making Stuff Up.

    Not surprising here in Bedlam.

  4. Of course, the tenured faculty will be the last people laid off. The trustees of these places need to clean ’em out.

  5. “What is curious is that, despite closing seven halls, the university plans to open a new 279-bed hall for the 2017-2018 school year.”

    Hmmm, you would think this was government.

    They had probably begun construction before they ruined their reputation with all that hostility against conservatives, student journalists, free speech, Caucasians, and police and made their campus such a dangerous place for their students.


  6. Mizzou is the name for the campus in Columbia, MO. The central aspect was that it was a frat and party school. It never had any reputation for being good academically in any given area except sports. Over time the state university system opened and expanded campuses in Saint Louis UMSL and in Kansas City UMKC. Those two schools attract better teachers because they are located in large metro areas and there is much less if any fratboy world there. Kids don’t live on campus. The commute. UMKC has a law school and it well exceeds the one in Columbia.

    Mizzou will never get out of this mess and will decline further.

    Good old boys from old Mizzou
    Went in dumb, come out dumb too.
    Hustlin round Columbia in our alligator shoes.
    We are keeping the vermin down.

    We’re Rednecks! Rednecks!
    We don’t know our arse from a hole in the ground.


  7. “What is curious is that, despite closing seven halls, the university plans to open a new 279-bed hall for the 2017-2018 school year.”

    The new “Michael Brown” hall will be used as an ideal, centrally-located, staging and organizing facility for BLM protestors as they continue their social justice crusade all around the country.

  8. There could be more to it. Read a short story by Terry Southern, in his book, ‘Red Dirt Marijuana’, called ‘Twirling at Old Miss’. It’s about one of the reasons students used to go to that school, to learn how to twirl batons so they could march in parades, etc…… Perhaps if they opened a clown college.

    1. I was under the impression that was the only kind we currently have. All they lack are red noses and squirting flowers, because, you know, those are sterotypes and therefore are triggers. 😛 They are proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that a clown is not the costume and a bigot is not the skin they’re in. Still astonishes me how most of this nonsense is coming from caucasian kids from erudite families. It truly is an example of spoiled, rich little snots acting out, by and large. Thanks, parents of these children. :/

      1. JAY – almost no student pays for their own college. A lot of students like to go where either/or mom or dad went. At state universities, mom and dad both went to one of the major universities. Few students go out of state, unless they are athletes or recruited to a major out of state university on full scholarship. So, having said that, my statement stands. Alums vote with their feet. They are sending their kids to the enemy (instate rival) or out-of-state. Probably out-of-state.

        1. 1. About 27% of all students go out of state, not ‘few’. The share varies from state to state. New Jersey is notorious as a net exporter of students.

          2. At the private college I know best, about 1/3 of the student body receive no student aid. Not sure what it is at the state schools. About 30% or so attend private institutions.

          3. State systems have some common pathologies: excessive global census, state colleges chock-a-bloc with students who will never complete their program, maldistribution of investment between teaching and research institutions; odd legacy placements of research institutions; and hype. The Missouri system suffers these.

  9. I doubt the snowflakes much care. But as with voting their are consequences and unintended consequences.Perhaps more yet to come Every one of the full four year and two year and technical schools,both public and private number about 4,000 including the four principle military service academies . except for TWO are federally funded. That is a lot of leverage.

    In the early sixties one could go to Bemidji State College in Minnesota as an out of state student for a bit less than $1200 per year.

    At current rates.tuition for Bemidji State University is $7,360 for the 2015/2016 academic year. This is 11% more … The cost is 63% cheaper than the average Minnesota tuition of $19,925 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th … The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $890. … This net price includes housing and meal expenses. now a Bemidji State University They have added some sort of ROTC. since the 60’s which makes it a fairly average example.

    The government has leverage through the annual federal funding program where it stresses snowflake values at present. and as it does nationwide.

    The university has some leverage in it’ sactual costs and heavy duty tuition assistance programs.

    The students have the leverage in that it needs full enrollment to operate.

    The faculty has little leverage and makes very small waves if any.

    The heavy leverage goes to the government. and it lies with ‘standards and practices’ required to get government funding. Those can be changed but it would require a change of personnel at the Department of Education.

    Second woiuld be State Funding

    Examples of making an example. “Schools which feature unconstitutional violation of civil rights could easily be docked 24% 50% or even 100% at the federal level. States whose education departments have the same violations the same.

    There are no schools from K-12 on up that are not affected.

    This is true of ALL states.

    Only two colleges Hillsdale in Michigan and Grove in New York States and possibly one in central Florida are outside of all that as they do not take federal funding inlcuding GI Bill.

    Given a government such as we have now that could be done AFTER the heavy weight needs are dealt with BUT it does allowanare a for blanket reductions.

    Remember education is a STATE responsibility and the word is NOT mentioned in the Constitution. Only by heavily stretching two words in the mission statement portion ‘ general welfare’ does the Federal Government gain a toe hold and through it’s funding.

    The President’s budget request for FY 2017 includes $69.4 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $1.3 billion over the 2016 appropriation.Feb 9, 2016

    Thus the schools in violation of the civil rights of students are hanging by a very thin thread.

    1. Sounds good to me. These kids are accustomed to everything being paid for by someone else, and served up on a silver platter, at that. That reality of fiscal responsibility alone seems to send them spinning. They can either learn how to become functional human beings, or they can be marginalized into a lost generation as everyone around them steps up and moves on.

  10. It’s a matter of “you reap what you sow”. When parents are absent in their duties as parents the liberal teachers will raise the kids and “look at the fine mess” they make. Eventually, this will happen to many schools.

      1. No, the snowflake students will be responsible for that. No one else need do anything.

  11. Well, that BLM and SJW thing really went over well in MO!

    Your euphemism is an insult to every respectable cesspool in the land!

  12. They can thank that shrill, female, bully adjunct professor[“We need some muscle over here”] for a lotta this. I’m sure she found another job in the cesspool of academia.

    1. Hey Nick,

      Off topic – I’m currently reading a hilarious novel “Bad Action” by James Swain – set in Vegas about folks setting up a scam to take down one of the casinos. You might enjoy it as well =)

      1. Autumn, Thanks for the tip. Ironically, I’m headed to your former hometown of Vegas this morning.

    2. She did not get hired by that fine model of academia, Trump U. She was hired by Gonzaga.

      1. Her career in academe is all but over.

        She doesn’t have any background in sales or real estate, so teaching Trump seminars on the subject was never in the cards.

    3. So true. How many parents would want to spend their hard earned money to put their children in her class?

      1. She worked in the academic wing of the communications faculty and had wasted much of her time investing in feminist blather. It’s not likely any astute parent would have wanted their kid marking time in her classes even if she hadn’t shot her mouth off in such a way that the terminally publicity-conscious in the administration got the bright idea to toss her over the side before the lifeboat sank.

      1. IIRC, she was hired as a temporary adjunct. She was a tenure-track faculty member at Mizzou and had been given some mulligans by the administration re her tenure clock.

        1. What? The author of “The trouble with Thomas: A closer look at the popular children’s Series,” (as in Thomas the Tank Engine Train), has trouble gaining tenure!! Sheer prejudice, I say. Balderdash!! To think Marie Curie just wrote “Research on Radioactive Substances” and somehow got it. What does Madame Curie know about Sir Topam Hatt? Not enough, I say.

          1. mespo – in Madame Curie defense, Thomas the Tank is not in her field. Although any who allowed a dissertation on Thomas the Tank does not deserve tenure.

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