A historic day: top 10 stories
Here’s a recap of the major events on Nov. 9.
Nov. 09, 2015
Two people resigned, one person started eating and MU was all over national media. Here are the 10 things you should know about today:
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. During a UM System Board of Curators meeting at the Old Alumni Center, he announced he will be the new director for research facility development.
Loftin's resignation will go into effect Jan.1. His announcement comes hours after the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe.— Quinn Malloy (@QuinnMalloy) November 9, 2015
Now-former UM System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, during a UM System Board of Curators meeting. He took responsibility for the lack of administrative response to recent acts of racism and discrimination on campus. He also acknowledged the frustration of the groups, both African-American students and graduate students, whose demands have not been met. “My decision to resign comes out of love, not hate,” he said.
####Crowds on Carnahan Carnahan Quad [erupted in a scene](http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2015/11/9/activists-celebrate-wolfes-resignation-concerned-s/) of frenzied jubilation after news swiftly spread that Wolfe had resigned. The Concerned Faculty and graduate students whom had set up tables in preparation for a “teach-in” protest in solidarity with the Concerned Student 1950 joined together in celebration. Concerned Student 1950 prayed together and sung spiritual hymns. The overwhelming media presence was condemned, as people linked arms around the campsite to block off the media’s view of the protesters.
Wolfe: "I take full responsibility for this frustration and I take full responsibility for the inaction that has occurred."— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 9, 2015
####MSA’s response The Missouri Students Association [published a letter](http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2015/11/9/msa-letter-curators-calls-wolfes-removal/) to the curators on Twitter on Monday morning calling for Wolfe’s removal. After Wolfe announced his resignation, MSA released a statement regarding his announcement. “The academic environment (at MU) has been compromised for many students due to a lack of action from from University of Missouri leadership,” the statement read. “The resignation of Tim Wolfe is only the first of many actions that need to take place.”
The #MizzouHungerStrike is officially over!— JB. (@_JonathanButler) November 9, 2015
Elections will be postponed 7 days.— M.S.A. (@MSAmizzou) November 9, 2015