University of Missouri President Resigns

Mizzou athletes

Students have forced the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe. Unhappy with Wolfe's response during racial incidents at the university, some students have been on a hunger strike, while the football team announced plans to boycott upcoming games.

Wolfe published a statement apologizing for his response and another describing actions the university will take, but they weren't enough.  

A final statement announces Wolfe's resignation, which he also describes in a news conference.

Discussion Starters:

  • Assess Wolfe's three statements. Could he have said anything else to quell the controversy, or was it hopeless?
  • Assess Wolfe's news conference. What improvements would you suggest for future presentations?
  • Wolfe's resignation misuses "affect." Do you see the mistake?