- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
MSSU faculty OKs expanding discrimination coverage
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The faculty senate at Missouri Southern State University is supporting a proposal to add gays and lesbians to the school's anti-discrimination policies.
Faculty senate President Roger Chelf says the policy approved Monday would recommend adding protections for sexual orientation to the faculty handbook. It also would ask administrators to add "sexual orientation" to the university's equal opportunity employment statement.
The Joplin Globe reports that the proposal does not include the university's anti-harassment policy.
Monday's vote came after a member of the university's Board of Governors, David Ansley, used an anti-gay slur during a Feb. 20 board retreat. His comments prompted a student protest, and Ansley resigned.
Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com