U. of Missouri Leaders Resign Amid Racial Tensions

University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned this week amid racial tensions on campus following the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo. last year, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The two leaders faced pressure from students, professors, deans and football players threatening to boycott games. They have been accused of complacency when faced with numerous racially-charged incidents on campus over the last year. In addition, members of the campus community have criticized Loftin for his decisions regarding the cutting of health care subsidies for graduate students.

 

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/Thrust-Into-a-National-Debate/234131

Inside Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/10/u-missouri-leaders-resign-amid-student-concerns-over-racism-and-diversity