Protest Prompts Resignation of Missouri President

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Tim Wolfe, the President of the University of Missouri system, resigned on Monday, Nov. 9, and chancellor of the university, R. Bowen Loftin, announced he is also going to step down to due controversy over race, according to CNN.

A group of black players on the Missouri (Mizzou) football team said they would stop participating in football activities until the university’s system president, Tim Wolfe, resigned.

The team announced this event via Twitter on Saturday night, November 7, in a post by Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians. This comes after several recent racial incidents and slurs on Missouri’s campus, and with Wolfe under fire for how he handled these events.

CNN stated, “Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin told reporters that he would transition to a new role advancing research, starting January 1.”

“To those who have suffered, I apologize on behalf of the university for being slow to respond to experiences that are unacceptable and offensive in our campus communities and in our society,” stated Donald Cupps, chairman of the Board of Curators.