Sad goodbyes and bow ties: A&M and MU students react to new chancellor

Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 5:32 p.m. CST; updated 2:44 p.m. CST, Friday, December 6, 2013

After R. Bowen Loftin was announced as MU's new chancellor, MU students used Twitter to welcome him to the university and marvel at his bow ties.

Students at Texas A&M, where he previously served as president, tweeted their shocked and sad goodbyes. Take a look at highlights below.

UPDATE: We heard from Loftin about the running of his social media accounts. Here's what he said.

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