University of Missouri president resigns after race complaints - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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University of Missouri president resigns after race complaints

Tim Wolfe (Source: Mizzou) Tim Wolfe (Source: Mizzou)
Wolfe resigned Monday morning during a meeting with the Board of Curators. Wolfe resigned Monday morning during a meeting with the Board of Curators.
COLUMBIA, MO (KFVS) -

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe announced that he will resign amid protests over race and discrimination at the university.

Wolfe resigned Monday morning during a meeting with the Board of Curators.

Over the weekend, at least 30 black football players announced they will not participate in team activities until Wolfe resigned.

Black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the campus of Mizzou.

"I take full responsibility for this frustration," Wolfe said.

He said "we stopped listening to each other, We didn't respond or react."

Wolfe said his motivation for his resignation comes from "his love for Mizzou" and hopes to "use my resignation to heal, not hate."

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