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University Of Missouri President Resigns Amid Racial Tensions: See His Statement

Mon, November 9, 2015 12:33pm EDT by 3 Comments
University Of Missouri President Resigns
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University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe just announced he will be resigning. His decision, which he claims ‘comes from love,’ was made after students, faculty and lawmakers urged him to step down amid racial tension.

President Tim Wolfe announced he would be stepping down during a press conference on November 9. For months, black student groups at the University of Missouri have complained about racial injustices on campus. It was after the Mizzou football team announced they would not participate in any team activities until he resigned that Tim decided to officially step down. Find out more.

“The frustration and anger that I see is clear, real, and I don’t doubt it for a second,” Tim said during the press conference. “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.”

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There was a planned walk out scheduled for the day that Tim resigned. “We, the concerned faculty of the University of Missouri, stand in solidarity with the Mizzou student activists who are advocating for racial justice on our campus and urge all MU faculty to demonstrate their support by walking out,” Elisa Glick, an associate professor and a spokeswoman for The Concerned Faculty, said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

“Prayers were answered, although there’s a lot more work to do” Mizzou quarterback Brandon Lee wrote on Twitter after learning about Tim’s decision to step down.

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— Shira Benozilio