An astonishing story at the University of Missouri, reported in The New York Times:
Students at the University of Missouri have been demonstrating for weeks for the ouster of the university president, protesting the school’s handling of racial tensions. But their movement received a boost over the weekend when dozens of black football players issued a blunt ultimatum: Resign or they won’t play.
Fueling the anger were a series of on-campus incidents: racial slurs hurled at black students and feces smeared into the shape of a swastika on a wall in a residence hall. What many students viewed as a sluggish response from the administration gave rise to calls for the removal of the president, Timothy M. Wolfe.
Just as astonishing: the coach, Gary Pinkel, is standing with the players in their protest.
It almost seems like 1968 again...
UPDATE: Timothy Wolfe, the president, has resigned.