The University of Missouri's football team suspended all team activities — right in the middle of their season — and more than 30 players walked out on the team in an effort to boycott President Tim Wolfe.
Wolfe, and the University administration more broadly, have come under fire for slow reactions to several alleged acts of racism on campus, with concerned students feeling as though the president has little concern for the black students on campus.
Things came to a head last week, when graduate student Jonathan Butler started a hunger strike — that has now gone on for nearly seven full days — that Butler says will not stop until either he dies, or Wolfe is removed from his position.
Finally, after a week of tension on campus, news broke Monday morning that Wolfe finally resigned from his position as the president of the entire University of Missouri system!
This, according to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery:
The rural school, which is about 120 miles south of Sacramento, California, is still on lockdown and classes have been cancelled for the day.
Student Alex Lopez said he was heading to class, when he realized something was wrong. He explained:
"I was listening to a podcast, and there was a break in talking, and I just hear a gunshot. You see this stuff all over the news and stuff and you see it happen to all these other schools, but you don't expect it to happen at your school."
So devastating. Thankfully, police were able to put a stop to the attack before anyone else got hurt — or worse.
Singer Sinead O'Connor penned an angry note on Facebook indicating that she had taken "an overdose," prompting fears across Ireland and the music industry for her well-being before she was found safe and sound, and given medical attention.