University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned this morning amid controversy over the racial tensions at Mizzou this fall. Wolfe announced his resignation during a special meeting of the University of Missouri Curators in Columbia. The resignation was broadcast live on KTRM’s sister-station, KKTR, Kirksville.
Just yesterday, football players at Mizzou joined calls demanding Wolfe’s resignation over charges of inaction against racism at Mizzou. The incidents started Sept. 12 when Payton Head, Missouri Student Association president, was the subject of a racial slur. As a result, students have protested, gone on hunger strikes and demanded that Wolfe resign because of his inaction toward the increased incidents of racism on Mizzou’s campus, according to an article in the Columbia Missourian.
Students from the group Concerned Students 1950, named for the year the first black student was admitted to the University of Missouri, rallied and cheered at their campsite protest on the Carnahan Quad when they heard the news of Wolfe’s resignation, according to an article in the Columbia Missourian.
The Curators are now meeting in closed session to determine the next course of action.