Mizzou Spending $230/Student on PR

2018 June 11
by bc3b

We talk about how the left ruins everything. Nowhere is that more evident than in public education – from elementary schools through universities. It’s especially true at the university level as free speech and the exchange of ideas is forbidden, especially if any ideas expressed aren’t in lockstep with the politically correct left.

No major public university has faced greater problems because of its image than the University of Missouri. Things were going smoothly at Mizzou until the fall of 2015. Mizzou wasn’t known for producing rocket scientists. But, it had no problem attracting a new crop of freshmen and transfer students every fall and filling dorms. Mizzou wasn’t doing well in the Southeast Conference athletically, but then Mizzou never belonged in the SEC. Historically it was in the middle of the Big 12 pack.

The fall of 2015 changed everything as the Black Lives Matter thugs (with the aid of sympathetic white leftists) shut down the campus. It made the national news for a few weeks. Militant blacks screamed “racism” without offering any proof of racism. The football team joined the revolt and threatened not to play. A non-tenured communications professor was filmed preventing a student journalist from reporting on the protests. The protesters demanded the resignation of the university president. MIZZOU became the poster school for everything that’s wrong with today’s universities.

Prospective working-class parents didn’t like what they saw: a campus controlled by black militants, where free speech didn’t exist. They were concerned for their children’s safety if the attended MIZZOU. As a result, incoming freshmen enrollment plummeted by more than a third. Seven dorms had to be shuttered and there were major layoffs. Mizzou still hasn’t recovered and its enrollment has continued to drop..

The University of Missouri has signed a $1.3million contract with a public relations firm to repair the lingering negative effects of race-based protests on campus in the fall of 2015.

Freshman enrollment dropped by more than 33 percent in the two years since protests based on allegations of racism on campus and an apathetic administration drew national media attention.

In the face of a $30million revenue hole, the school has laid off about 350 employees as it scrambles to rebuild its image – at a hefty cost.

At the firm’s recommendation Mizzou has spent $1.8million on marketing efforts – about $230 per student.

A spokesperson for the university said that it’s been promised a 14 percent bump in enrollment for Fall 2018.

That bump would put the freshman class count at about 4,700, on par with the number from Fall 2016, which was 23 percent lower than the 6,200 count in 2015, before the protests.

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Communications professor Melissa Click became the face of Mizzou. It’s hard to imagine an uglier, more offensive face.

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Not something most middle class whites want to expose their children to.

Hat tip: Daily Mail (UK)

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 June 11 7:49 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    On a positive note, it doesn’t take long going from class to class.

  2. 2018 June 11 7:50 pm
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    justrand permalink

    For the cost of sending a kid to Mizzou you could buy your kid 320,000 lottery tickets…and they might get lucky without being brainwashed. A MUCH better choice.

  3. 2018 June 11 8:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Latest Q posts are suggesting that the current meeting between Un and POTUS are but a scripted play. The deal was cooked months ago. Suggests there will be a second shoe to drop as a result.

  4. 2018 June 12 6:10 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Rodman dons the MAGA hat — https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/11/dennis-rodman-praises-donald-trump-meeting-kim-jon/ — Dims will not like the midterm results.

    Remember its culture before politics. Trump by sheer opportunity is at least making it possible for the black community to think maybe its worth considering supporting something other than a Dimocrat. A small % of black voting differently could lock the Dims out of a lot of races.

  5. 2018 June 12 6:26 am
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    justrand permalink

    The EXACT same Democrats who PRAISED the actions of Bill Clinton that started North Korea on the road to nuclear weapons, are now COMPLAINING about Trump taking steps to stop them. Hypocrisy…it’s how you spell DEMOCRAT.

  6. 2018 June 12 6:31 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Rochelle Riley is a black race-baiter who writes a column for the Detroit Free Press. She is concerned about Trump wooing blacks away from the Democratic plantation:

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/08/trump-jack-johnson-black-voters/684898002/

    If the GOP can get 20% of the black vote, the Dems are dead. But, that would be a greater feat than the summit with Kim.

  7. 2018 June 12 6:36 am
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    3 – More stating the obvious from Q, since potus all but said that exact thing himself.

  8. 2018 June 12 6:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Trump hasn’t been president for 18 months. He has taken on the Democrats, foreign opposition, RINOs, #NeverTrumpers and the media and is WINNING.

  9. 2018 June 12 6:54 am
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    bc3b permalink

  10. 2018 June 12 6:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    Bc3b, ALL the “pundits” & Race-Baiters & Democrats (huge redundancy) talk is their fear of Trump winning a higher percentage of Black voters.

    NO talk about improving the lives, education, or job prospects of Black Americans. Sooner or later Black Americans just might notice.

  11. 2018 June 12 7:06 am
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    bc3b permalink

    John McCain hardest hit. He wanted to see WWIII in his lifetime.

  12. 2018 June 12 7:10 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Know who’s really scared? The Establishment GOP. Before long the GOP may just be Trump’s party. Enough independents will join the ranks that he can kick out the RINOs. And, don’t think he won’t.

  13. 2018 June 12 7:13 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #10 –

    If black children are born into two-parent homes who care about their well-being and education, they won’t need handouts. The left’s greatest fear. Like whites, they would have to be replaced by Third-Worlders.

  14. 2018 June 12 7:58 am
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    So I watched coverage from about 9pm last night to 9am this morning -ugggh painful-self-torture, but I was just curious to see just how bad it would be.
    It was a waste, I should have just tuned into the presser that started at just after 4am (which was about all that was worth watching out of the 12hr) only.

    Horrible coverage by u.s. media from start to finish, including fnc and fbn[80% of my time\sampling], and I don’t just mean the nitpicking by everyone (some I think fair some just absurd) but even just the simple capturing of live events (without hosts talking over historic moments cause they were not paying attention to their fucking screens) and the amount of people and guests who are supposedly smart\experts saying some really stupid shit (and then a hour later already proven to be wrong), or asked questions they couldn’t possibly have answers too, and the sheer amount of repetitive and mindless vamping – no wonder people have msm-fatigue.

    Oh and Ben Rhodes lost his shit yet again, as did D.Rodman (in the opposite way\reason of ol’Benny) for some attention in his usual over the top way.

    My second favorite (but in no way the worst comment) though was a remark saying temp. halting war-game exercises on the NK\SK border area (while negotiations\process is going well) was some how “worrying” and “deeply concerning because it will seriously impact readiness and our\sk ability to respond to NK”. Yeah that’s right dude (Gordan Chang I think it was)… killing a couple exercises (that SK doesn’t even really want do atm because they know it annoys NK and SK’s Moon largely axed their participation in the last one, and probably already offered the NK) and who’s next event isn’t even scheduled till the fall is totally gonna kill readiness and our\sk ability to defend itself. /s /massive eyeroll Sometimes I wonder if these people even know what it is coming out of their mouths.

    My fav was the remark by kim’s translator about kim saying in effect “many around the world aren’t going to believe this, they’ll think it’s like watching a sci-fi film.”

    -Funny because it’s true.

    My view on the document\agreement is lets see where we are in 3weeks, 3mo, 6mo, we should have a much better read on who’s serious and who isn’t by then.

    Unrelated:
    /me crosses fingers that att\tw deal is blocked, should get a ruling today, I’d be surprised if I got my wish though.

  15. 2018 June 12 8:01 am
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    bc3b permalink

  16. 2018 June 12 8:12 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Thanks, KH, glad I took the time to sleep soundly instead of watching the mindless drivel 🙂 🙂

    3 “Latest Q posts are suggesting that the current meeting between Un and POTUS are but a scripted play.” One thing a number of folks are pointing out is that NK is little more than a lap dog to China. They need to be convinced the US will have their back for the long-term. If they get that assurance, they might very well be willing to turn on a dime and make fundamental changes.
    If they step out into any sort of independence, the Chinese will be hungry for revenge … a hunger that will last a long time.

  17. 2018 June 12 8:19 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    KH, 14,

    Where did you get the stamina to pull a all-nighter watching MSM? My guts would have been dry barfing on the floor at about the 2hr mark.

    The summit yeah, its a long slog to get the end game desired. If we are lucky Trump has changed the trajectory however. I am afraid the ATT/TW deal will get done. Ick.

  18. 2018 June 12 8:24 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Watching the old test patterns was far more enjoyable than watching CNN.

  19. 2018 June 12 8:28 am
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    12 – I still swear they’re trying to lose house seats, and not pick up as many senate seats as they probably could, every week something happens that makes me say out loud “are they trying to depress their own turn out?”.

  20. 2018 June 12 8:34 am
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    bc3b permalink

    KH #19

    Trump is trying to pick them up and Ryan and the RINOs are trying to lose them.

    It will be interesting to see where Ryan ends up making seven figures in January.

  21. 2018 June 12 8:39 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    This is my uninformed guess of background for the whole Korean thing.

    * Trump talking to Xi pointed out China’s biggest fear should be a unified South Korean like nation with nukes. Trump also points out the drain NK is as a client state financially.
    * Xi calls Un to Beijing. Un gets the word that foreign aid will be phased out whether he plays ball or not. But the road he’s on won’t work.
    * NK’s nuke site goes Pffffft. Lacks the resource for a rebuild.
    * NK/SK leaders meet. Even as China is in on the play it backstops Trump’s observation that a one korea is possible.
    * Summit occurs. Some promises have been made by China and US which would be interesting to read. For the US this is the tricky bit. How do you deescalate the Korean situation while still playing tough in the south china sea?

    The black swan: A NK coup by a disgruntled general.

  22. 2018 June 12 9:05 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    State by state rankings for public pension funding. Some blue states are doing OK, others are terrible.
    https://taxfoundation.org/state-pensions-funding-2018/

    I’d say IL, CO, KY, NJ and Connecticut are in the worst shape.

  23. 2018 June 12 9:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

    You can’t make this up:

    MSNBC host Nicole Wallace and guest (NY Times editorial board member) claim the North Korean summit is just a distraction from the Russia investigation:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/11/msnbc-guest-north-korea-meeting-distraction/

  24. 2018 June 12 9:24 am
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    17 – I don’t know, I actually hadn’t planned on it, I was only gonna catch 9 to like 10’30ish , see if anything interesting happened, and I wanted to see the handshake, cause I was thinking it’s gonna probably be over-analyzed to hell so I wanted to have seen it myself. I should say I was mostly wrong about that, the hand-shake itself actually wasn’t over-analyzed by what I caught. Tons of other shit was focused on instead like complaining about flags being there and how horrible that is cause it’s like us and nazi flags together. -eh I think maybe watching people be proved wrong between 9-10, then got me hooked to see how many times that could happen in an evening, plus I knew there would likely be some popping heads at the end of the tunnel – ie ..4am Trump presser…with questions…those are usually worth the wait.

  25. 2018 June 12 9:32 am
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    “The black swan: A NK coup by a disgruntled general.”
    —-

    IDK… failed coup attempts are kind of a thing of late.

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