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After weeks of rising tensions over the apparent lack of response by the University administration to racial incidents on the campus, the University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe has resigned.
The situation escalated rapidly after Jonathan Butler, a grad student at the school, began his hunger strike on November 2nd. Butler said that one of three things would need to happen in order for him to end his hunger strike: 1) Tim Wolfe would resign from office, 2) Wolfe would be fired from office or 3) Butler would die of starvation.
A week later, 32 black football players declared that they wouldn’t play another game until the university president resigned.
Just prior to his resignation, Wolfe said “Racism does exist at our university, and it is unacceptable. It is a long-standing, systemic problem which daily affects our family of students, faculty and staff. I am sorry this is the case.”
Throughout the dispute, students, faculty and many others took to Twitter to post their comments at #concernedstudent1950