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UM System President Wolfe Resigns from Office

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Janet Saidi
Wolfe, File Photo.

In response to recent protests and controversies, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned from office in a public statement made at the University of Missouri Board of Curators' special meeting Monday morning. 

Prior to the resignation, on Sunday afternoon, a statement from President Wolfe was released by his office, but he did not make an in-person appearance.

The statement acknowledged that “change is needed” and that President Wolfe’s staff had been meeting “around the clock” to address the issues being brought to light by Concerned Student 1950, Jonathan Butler, a black graduate student on a hunger strike until Wolfe’s resignation, and, most recently, the football team’s announcementthey would not be involved in football activities until action was taken.

These actions come after a number of other controversies, including those surrounding graduate student healthcare subsidies and tuition waivers, as well as the cutting of ties with Planned Parenthood clinics.

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Rebecca Smith is an award-winning reporter and producer for the KBIA Health & Wealth Desk. Born and raised outside of Rolla, Missouri, she has a passion for diving into often overlooked issues that affect the rural populations of her state – especially stories that broaden people’s perception of “rural” life.
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