Monday, November 09, 2015

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigns

Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, has resigned over allegations that he mishandled racial tensions at the school.

"The frustration and anger that I see is clear, real, and I don't doubt it for a second. 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.

“It is my belief we stopped listening to each other. We didn’t respond or react. We got frustrated with each other, and we forced individuals like Jonathan Butler to take immediate action or unusual steps to effect change," Wolfe said.

Jonathan Butler, a black graduate student who pressed for Wolfe’s ouster, confirmed he has ended his week-long hunger strike.

“Students who want to go to college and get an education can now have a fighting chance at having a fair education on a campus that is safe and inclusive,” Butler said on Monday.

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