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The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, announced Monday prior to the MU Board of Curators meeting that he will resign from his position. His resignation comes following the University of Missouri football players came out in support of #ConcernedStudent1950. Tune into 103.1 FM & 1580 AM KTGR all day long for complete coverage of this developing story.
Tim Wolfe: “I am resigning as the president of the University of Missouri system today.”
The resignation comes approximately a month following the creation of #ConcernedStudent1950, and almost exactly one week following the start of Jonathan L. Butler’s hunger strike. Concerned Student 1950 was formed, “because of Wolfe’s inaction in response to a ‘slew of racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., incidents that have dynamically disrupted the learning experience at the University of Missouri,’ ” according to Butler’s letter.
The MSA President, Payton Head, has been vocal on the issues at hand. The entire MSA organization, including its cabinet, released a statement Monday morning asking for the immediate removal of Tim Wolfe as UM System president.
Jonathan L. Butler’s hunger strike has concluded following Wolfe’s resignation, but the list of demands from the Concerned Student 1950 group have yet to be met. It remains to be seen how the group will respond to Wolfe’s resignation.
The story gained steam on Saturday night when dozens of Mizzou football players Tweeted a photo standing in solidarity with Jonathan L. Butler and the Concerned Student 1950 group. Their message grew stronger Sunday when the entire Mizzou football team took a photo along with head coach Gary Pinkel saying that the Mizzou football program stands with Concerned Student 1950.
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Matt and BK discussed the events that led up to Mizzou football’s stand with Jonathan L. Butler, gave some personal experiences from their time in Columbia, and explained their stance on the issues at hand.
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Players and coaches discussed the team’s 31-13 loss to Mississippi State. It was the Tigers’ fourth straight loss, the first time they’ve lost four-straight since 2004. The Tigers scored their first offensive touchdown in a month. And the defense gave up the most points it’s allowed all season.
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