COLUMBIA — Twenty-six members of MU’s English Department voted no confidence in the leadership of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin in a department meeting Tuesday afternoon. Two members abstained from the vote, but no members voted confidence in Loftin's leadership.

"While we recognize Chancellor Loftin’s service, his twenty-one month tenure has been marked by dereliction of duty in maintaining the quality and reputation of graduate education, violations of the bedrock principle of shared governance and failure to defend the University’s educational mission against outside political pressure," the letter read.

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