William Jewell College president Elizabeth MacLeod Walls and lead researcher for the Racial Reconciliation Commission Andrew Pratt respond to claims made by the Slavery, Memory, and Justice Project

Throughout the fall semester of 2022, The Hilltop Monitor reported on the ongoing issue of academic freedom at William Jewell College. Concerns about whether or not the College’s administration – and its investigative council, the Racial Reconciliation Commission (RRC) – was properly living up to the College’s own commitment to…

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An account of Student Senate’s Dec. 5 meeting: Armstrong and McBroom brief students on faculty council’s investigation into academic freedom

On Dec. 5, Gary Armstrong, interim vice president of academic affairs, and Leesa McBroom, chair of faculty council and professor and chair of nursing, met with Student Senate and The Hilltop Monitor to brief students on faculty council’s executive summary of the report on claims made by students and faculty…

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