Missouri president resigns amidst criticism on campus

The hunger strike in Columbia, Missouri is now likely over. This weekend, black members of the Missouri football team boycotted football activities until president Tim Wolfe was removed from that position.

They joined student Jonathan Butler in protesting the president for his handling of rising racial tensions on campus, going so far as not practicing until the strike ended. It seems like all the criticism has led to Wolfe losing his job as it was reported by the Associated Press Monday morning that he had resigned from his position.

BREAKING: University of Missouri System president resigns amid criticism of handling of racial issues.

— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2015

It is likely that Wolfe was forced to resign from his position. He said on Sunday that he would not step down as president, but the criticism seems to have become too much for the school to handle.

The team will now likely begin practicing in preparations for their game against BYU on Saturday.

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