On Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, UM System President Tim Wolfe resigned during a UM Board of Curators meeting this morning. Following this announcement made at 10 a.m., MU students and faculty linked arms to form a circle around Concerned Student 1950 on Carnahan quad to protect them from the media. Journalism student Mariah Brannon spoke of the crowd that gathered and said “Let them enjoy today.” She described the scene as media with cameras trying to push through the circle to get a close shot of Jonathan Butler.
Concerned Student 1950 held a news press conference in traditions plaza at 1 p.m. The turnout to the press conference was more than just media. Faculty cancelled classes and students of all races stood to witness history at MU. The crowd displayed tears listening to black student experiences and held up signs of support.
MU senior Frances Silney-Bah held a sign that read, “They think it’s a game. They think it’s a joke. No justice, no peace!” Silney-Bah voiced, “This is just one step. We are not done yet.” Frances feels Wolfe’s resignation is on the way to justice but justice has not yet been served.