Via Huffington Post:
University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe announced Monday that he would resign, amid calls from students, faculty and lawmakers for him to step down.
Wolfe faced pressure to resign because of how he has handled racial tensions on campus, as well as other issues.
Over the weekend, more than 30 black players on the Mizzou football team announced they would not practice or participate in any team activities until Wolfe resigned. On Sunday, state lawmakers joined the calls. Some graduate students and faculty staged a walkout on Monday, also pressing for Wolfe to step down.
The university’s governing body, the Board of Curators, met in an emergency meeting Monday to discuss what to do, as the student government issued a statement calling for Wolfe to leave.
Wolfe said at a press conference announcing his resignation that his decision “comes from love.”
“The frustration and anger that I see is clear, real, and I don’t doubt it for a second,” he said. “I take full responsibility for this frustration. I take full responsibly for the inaction that has occurred. I’d ask everybody, from students and faculty and friends, to use my resignations to heal and start talking again, to make the changes necessary.”
Students from the Legion of Black Collegians, the black student government, and a movement known as Concerned Student 1950 began protesting after a series of racially motivated incidents on campus.
The president of the university’s students’ association, Payton Head, who is black, said in September that white students hurled racial slurs at him as he walked on campus. Other incidents of racism, including a swastika drawn with feces in a new residence hall in October, led to protests across campus.
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