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Interim UM System president announced

Date: November 12, 2015
By: Nicole Shaddy
State Capitol Bureau

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The interim president of the UM system announced today says his first priority is addressing the demands of Concerned Student 1950.
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Wrap: Mike Middleton, a former UM student and Legion of Black Collegians leader himself, was announced as the UM System's interim president.

During his term as president, Middleton said his top priority is addressing the list of demands set forth by protest group Concerned Student 1950. 

(SOT about how he intends to lead this university toward satisfying each and every one of those demands that can be satisfied)

Middleton said he will attempt to meet all of the demands, and will have a conversation with students if any of the demands can't be met. 

Reporting from the Columbia campus, I'm Nicole Shaddy.



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The interim UM System president announced today said he also issued a list of demands when he was a student in 1969.
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Wrap: New interim president Mike Middleton said when he was an MU student, he issued a list of demands similar to the list presented by protest group Concerned Student 1950.

Middleton said as as student he was a founder and leader of the only black student government in the country, Legion of Black Collegians.

Middleton said his top priority will be meeting with students in an attempt to meet the demands of Concerned Student 1950.

(SOT about how it's imperative that we hear all of our students and do everything we can to make them comfortable and safe in our community)

Reporting from the Columbia campus, I'm Nicole Shaddy.

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New interim UM System president comes with 30 years of experience at MU.
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Wrap: Mike Middleton, a former deputy chancellor at MU, was announced today as the interim UM System president.

Middleton said during his 30 years at MU, he worked to address racial inequality on campus.

But Middleton said he was discouraged when he heard about the safety threats on campus this week.

(SOT about career being a failure, recognizing how deeply rooted racism is in culture)



Middleton said his top priority is addressing the list of demands set forth by protest group Concerned Student 1950.

Reporting from the Columbia campus, I'm Nicole Shaddy.


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