Person of Note
The Honorable Mike Colona (D-MO District 80) just added his voice to the conversation. In his words:
As the only openly gay member of the Missouri House of Representatives and a representative of the City of St. Louis, I am embarrassed that THE Liberal Arts and Science Institution for the State of Missouri - our brightest shining beacon of public higher education - still adheres to the politics of emotion and fear. Truman can not - and will not - retain the best and brightest faculty and staff until it raises its standards to compete with other institutions. The present policy does nothing but remind potential students that they indeed are second class citizens.
Move this conversation forward by encouraging other Truman alumni to add their names to the petition. Your names and comments will be forwarded to the University prior to the June 15th Board of Governors Meeting in Kirksville, Missouri.