Marc Cooper has been murdered.
The Missouri State University faculty and staff today are mourning the loss of Dr. Marc Cooper, emeriti history professor. Edward Gutting, instructor of modern and classical languages, has been arrested in Cooper’s death. A news release from the Springfield Police Department provides more details on this incident. Missouri State University is cooperating fully in the police investigation. Pending the outcome of this investigation, Gutting has been placed on administrative leave. There is no known threat to campus.