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Fraternity Temporarily Suspended Following Racial Incident

Sept. 28, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. —University of Missouri officials announced today that the Delta Upsilon fraternity has been temporarily suspended following an incident during which racial slurs were allegedly used by some members of the fraternity. Since the beginning of the semester, the fraternity has been cited for other violations, including alcohol violations. A fraternity on temporary suspension […]  Full Story

Deportation Risk Increases Food Insecurity

Any policy that seeks to deport immigrants must have systems in place for children left behind

Sept. 28, 2016

Nearly 3.5 million children of Mexican descent live with an unauthorized immigrant parent; the vast majority of these children are U.S. born citizens, according to data from the Pew Hispanic Center. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that local immigration enforcement policies that seek to apprehend and deport adults, can increase food insecurity risks for Mexican non-citizen households with children. Stephanie Potochnick, assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs, says that any immigration policy that seeks to deport adults must have support systems, such as access to food stamps, in place to help improve outcomes for the children left behind.  Full Story
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