University of Missouri President Steps Down Following Student Protests
A university president steps down amid ongoing controversy over his handling of racism issues on that campus.
Several University of Missouri organizations, including the football team and the student association, saw their demands met Monday. This after university system president Tim Wolfe announced he is stepping down.
Students at Missouri were upset over the president's handling of race relations at the school and accuse the president of not doing enough to combat racism. Racism is the discrimination or poor treatment of a group of people because of their race.
The president's decision came after football players at the university, with their coach's support, threatened not to practice or play again until he stepped down. Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel wrote online, "The Mizzou family stands as one," posting this picture of the team.
Also resigning - the chancellor of the university's main campus.
Students have also called for broader cultural sensitivity training, more minority staff members, and other changes. The university faced a million dollar cancellation fee if the football team didn't show up for Saturday’s game.