WATCH: University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe Resigns

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe has announced his resignation over his handling of a string of racist incidents on the college’s Columbia campus.

Wolfe said resigning is “the right thing to do,” during a press conference Monday morning. You can watch his announcement above.

Pressure mounted on Wolfe on Sunday after the school’s football team announced it would be boycotting all football-related activities until he stepped down or was fired. A graduate student, Jonathan Butler, had been on a hunger strike since November 2, also calling for Wolfe to be removed from office.

The students were angry with how Wolfe and the university responded to a series of racist incidents that began in September.

The controversy began in September when Payton Head, the Students Association President, said he was called a “n****r” by a group of men in a pickup truck while on campus.

On October 5, a drunk student went onto a stage where the Legion of Black Collegians was rehearsing a homecoming skit and screamed racial epithets, the Kansas City Star reports. On October 10, during the school’s homecoming parade, a group of students, called Concerned Student 1950 (a reference to the year black students were first admitted to the 176-year-old university), surrounded Wolfe’s car and demanded he speak with them. Wolfe had police remove them from the parade route, the newspaper reports.

On October 24, a student “scrawled a swastika in human feces on the floor and wall of a dormitory,” according to the Star. Jonathan Butler, a graduate student among the Concerned Student 1950 group, then went on a hunger strike. On Sunday, the football team announced it would not be taking part in any football-related activities until Wolfe resigns or is removed.

5 Comments

5 Comments

LeRoy

Get gave in to black terrorists,
Just what they wanted,
Bet they get a black president next.

David carbajal

I think it was wrong for him to resign out of all the thousands and thousands of students at the school that are racist to each other are responsible the students need to control their racism that is where it starts. Looks like no racism to me all black football team!