By Grace Deitzler, News Writer
Just six hours after University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced his own resignation from the position of Chancellor, effective at the end of this year.
Pressure for Wolfe and Loftin to step down has been building due to the administration’s poor handling of recent events surrounding racial issues. Though tensions had been rising since the events in Ferguson last year, the boiling point was reached earlier this semester when racial slurs were directed towards student body president Payton Head. Following this, the Legion of Black Collegiates was rehearsing a homecoming play and were verbally assaulted by a white man interrupting their rehearsal and yelling racial slurs at the students.
Tim Wolfe, left, and R. Bowen Loftin, right.