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“It’s the right thing to do.”

UM President Tim Wolfe resigns amid controversy

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, shown in this file photo, resigned this morning after months of tension and protests from campus groups who have been protesting the way Wolfe has dealt with issues of racial harassment during the school year. (Photo: Jeff Roberson | AP) University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, shown in this file photo, resigned this morning after months of tension and protests from campus groups who have been protesting the way Wolfe has dealt with issues of racial harassment during the school year. (Photo: Jeff Roberson | AP)
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During a press conference this morning, University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe stepped down in an emotional speech after weeks of mounting pressure from students and faculty for the university to tackle race issues.

“To our students…to our football players and other students, the frustration and anger I see is real. And I don’t doubt it,” Wolfe said.

The tension and protests made national news this weekend when 30 black MU football players joined student activists and the group Concerned Student 1950 by threatening to stop participation in team activities until Wolfe’s removal. Head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted that he stood with his players.

Wolfe said his resignation is effective immediately.

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