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Gov. Jay Nixon: MU student concerns `must be addressed’


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has weighed in on the ongoing strife at the University of Missouri.

In a news release Sunday, Nixon insisted that student concerns “must be addressed.”

Here’s his complete statement:

“Racism and intolerance have no place at the University of Missouri or anywhere in our state. Our colleges and universities must be havens of trust and understanding.

“These concerns must be addressed to ensure the University of Missouri is a place where all students can pursue their dreams in an environment of respect, tolerance and inclusion.”

Nixon’s fellow Democrat, Claire McCaskill, also weighed in, saying, “It is essential that the University of Missouri Board of Curators send a clear message to the students at Mizzou that there is an unqualified commitment to address racism on campus. As a graduate who cares deeply about Mizzou, I'm confident that my university can and will do better in supporting an environment of tolerance and inclusion.”