Missouri chancellor follows president, resigns after protests
- The threat of a faculty walkout and football player strike prompted two high-level resignations at the University of Missouri Monday, system President Tim Wolfe and flagship campus Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.
- Loftin's resignation followed on Monday evening Wolfe quit and after nine deans on the Columbia campus called for his ouster. Loftin had also been under fire for his abandoned plan to eliminate graduate assistant health insurance.
- Loftin is not leaving the university, rather he will transition to a position on the Columbia campus where he will still work toward the institution's research mission.
Students who led the protests against President Tim Wolfe's handling of racial hostilities on campus expect to be involved in the selection of the next system leaders. Concerned Student 1950, named for the year in which the university first accepted a black student, issued a list of demands. The football team, which could have cost Mizzou millions had they boycotted their final three games, will be back on the field Tuesday.
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