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KU’s Chancellor hosts town hall meeting to discuss racial issues

The University of Kansas hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at the student union to discuss race related issues on campus. The meeting was held at 4:00 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium and KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little served as the moderator.

This meeting was in response to the recent events at the University of Missouri. The meeting was intended to be an open conversation amongst students, faculty, and staff in order to gain a better understanding of the issues on the campus relating to race, respect, responsibility and freedom of speech.

Gray-Little released a statement about the event:

“Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and other schools have intensified our nation’s ongoing conversation about race and, more generally, about respect, responsibility and free speech,” Chancellor Gray-Little said. “We want our students, faculty and staff to be engaged in these topics and to discuss the implications for our campus, but also for our nation and society. This town hall meeting is an opportunity for us to advance the conversation.”

KUJH’s Jackson Kurtz was live tweeting the meeting:

KUJH will have more on this developing story on Friday’s addition of KUJH News.