Recent events at the University of Missouri in Columbia have raised questions about race relations, university governance and freedom of speech and the press.
President Barack Obama and many others have discussed what’s happened on the campus, and what should happen in the future.
Given the worldwide attention the university has received, we asked readers to weigh in on several statements.
Here are results of the unscientific survey, based on about 850 responses.
1) MU student protesters and football players deserve praise for standing their ground and bringing racial problems out in the open.
Agree strongly 17%
Disagree strongly 44%
2) University system President Tim Wolfe did nothing wrong and should not have resigned.
Agree strongly 42%
Disagree strongly 14%
3) The two university employees who tried to intimidate student journalists should be fired.
Agree strongly 67%
Disagree strongly 4%
4) Colleges and universities should do more to crack down on hurtful speech and incidents.
Agree strongly 22%
Disagree strongly 16%