( KTRS ) A backlash has begun over how the University of Missouri handled recent turmoil on its Columbia campus.
A newly proposed bill that could punish the university, would also revoke scholarships of student athletes who strike. The measure is in response to the Mizzou football team supporting the protests. Legislative leaders say funding for the university could be cut when lawmakers resume their session on Jan. 6.
Lawmakers say they’re frustrated with how university leaders dealt with student protests over allegations of racial incidents on campus. During the protest – one student refused to eat for a week, members of the football team threatened to strike and the university system president Tim Wolfe resigned.
The upheaval prompted demonstrations supporting Missouri at universities around the country.