Faces of triumph: Students react to Wolfe's resignation

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, November 09 2015 Nov 9, 2015 Monday, November 09, 2015 4:09:00 PM CST November 09, 2015 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Maria Di Bianca, KOMU 8 Photographer
loading

COLUMBIA - University of Missouri students gathered on Carnahan Quadrangle Monday to celebrate the announcement of UM System President Tim Wolfe's resignation.

Cheers and chants erupted as word came out of a meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Before the meeting went behind closed doors, Wolfe said he hoped his resignation would lead to healing on campus, where racial divisions have led to protests, incuding a hunger strike by graduate student Jonathan Butler.

One of the key incidents involved MSA President Payton Head, who said someone hurled the n-word at him while he was on campus.

Butler began his hunger strike eight days ago and students gathered on the quad daily since, some pitching tents. Butler ended his hunger strike after Monday's announcement.

Photograph Maria Di Bianca was on the quad when students heard the news.

Below: MSA President Payton Head chants with fellow Concerned Student 1950 supporters on MU’s Carnahan Quad on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Students of all colors stood in solidarity with the movement on MU’s campus.

Below: Laura Danforth, a social work PhD student and graduate instructor, celebrates in finding out UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Danforth cancelled class Monday to stand in solidarity with the Concerned Student 1950 group and to fight for graduate students’ rights.

Below: Two Concerned Student 1950 supporters embrace after learning of UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Below: Two students chant “I believe that we will win” outside the campsite on MU’s Carnahan Quad on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Supporters danced, chanted, hugged and cried in celebration of the announcement of UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation.

Below: MU senior Javier Fernandez­-De La Torre stands as part of a human wall surrounding the campsite to keep media out on MU’s Carnahan Quad on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The campsite is a safe space for students from Concerned Student 1950 as well as other activists and allies who stood in solidarity with hunger striker Jonathan Butler.

Below: An MU protester chants “power” outside the campsite on MU’s Carnahan Quad on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Below: A human wall was made around the campsite on MU’s Carnahan Quad to keep media out on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The campsite is a safe space for students from Concerned Student 1950 as well as other activists and allies who stood in solidarity with Butler.

Below: An MU graduate student rejoices after finding out UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Many graduate students and graduate professors were present on Carnahan Quad to stand in solidarity with the Concerned Student 1950 group and to fight for graduate students’ rights.

Below: A supporter of Concerned Student 1950 gives thanks to God for UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

More News

Grid
List
BOONVILLE - The gym filled with over 100 people roared with applause and laughter. In the gym, two-year-old Finn Shikles... More >>
4 minutes ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:41:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was among a handful of Democrats in the Senate... More >>
4 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 6:19:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Hundreds of Missourians gathered at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza Saturday to march 10 blocks with the intention... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:20:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One year ago, President Donald Trump was sworn into office, and on Saturday, supporters held a rally... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS - A CNN report that the FBI has opened an inquiry into Gov. Eric Greitens "would not be... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:05:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – A Jefferson City woman is encouraging people to lock their car doors after she caught a thief... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 3:42:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Members of the community met, adopted and played with cats and kittens Saturday at a Columbia pet store.... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:52:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:09:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have made an arrest in a double shooting that left a 46-year-old... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:49:41 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
SEDALIA - The Pettis County prosecutor has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection to the... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:33:00 PM CST January 20, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coyote sightings are becoming more frequent in the St. Louis area, and some are strolling down... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:37:36 AM CST January 20, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease in Missouri deer is up, but... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:26:00 AM CST January 20, 2018 in News
RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help with identifying a serial robber called... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:59:00 AM CST January 20, 2018 in News
CHARITON COUNTY -- Alonzo Bernard Thorpe of Clark, Missouri was found guilty of eight counts of child molestation and two... More >>
15 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:38:00 AM CST January 20, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to... More >>
17 hours ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM CST January 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) - The FBI recently opened an inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, two US officials told CNN, as he... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 9:19:05 PM CST January 19, 2018 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A visiting MU researcher is working to fight cancer with blueberries - specifically the extract of the fruit.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 8:06:00 PM CST January 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Some facilities in the state may be required to hang posters with information about human trafficking by the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 6:43:00 PM CST January 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 45°
11pm 45°
12am 46°
1am 46°
2am 47°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:29p
Saturday Night Live
12:02a
LX.TV: 1st Look
12:32a
Open House NYC
10:30p
The Cleveland Show
11:00p
Swinging with the Finkels
1:00a
Seinfeld

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Will & Grace
7:30p
Superstore
8:00p
Dateline NBC
9:00p
Saturday Night Live
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld