COLUMBIA — Missouri lawmakers called Sunday afternoon for UM System President Tim Wolfe to step down in response to the escalating tension between student protesters and Wolfe's administration.

Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Poplar Bluff, and chairman of the Missouri House Committee on Higher Education, said the university system's reaction to the protests on campus are only the latest in a series of mistakes. He called Wolfe's reaction to the protesters' concerns about race relations on campus "callous."

  • Assistant city editor — Columbia Missourian

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