The University of Missouri’s chancellor has guaranteed that the institution will continue to subsidize graduate students’ health insurance, the Columbia Missourian reports.
The assurance comes two months after the university abruptly informed its graduate students they would stop receiving health-insurance subsidies because of a recent ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (here’s an explainer on the controversy). A student backlash prompted the university to apologize and reinstate the subsidies.
According to the Missourian, the chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, said at a faculty meeting on Wednesday that a task force was still discussing how the university would provide the subsidies. Faculty members have asked for a permanent decision, saying their recruiting efforts could be damaged if the health-insurance issue was not resolved soon.