Columbia, MO (KTRS) A University of Missouri graduate student is on a hunger strike in an effort to oust the university system’s president.
The Columbia Missourian reports that Jonathan Butler, a master’s student in educational leadership and policy analysis began the hunger strike on Monday as a protest against Tim Wolfe. Butler accuses Wolfe of failing to respond to student concerns, which include the use of racial slurs on campus and the removal of graduate student health insurance subsidies.
Wolfe said in a statement he’s concerned for Butler’s health and hopes he’ll consider a different manner of protest. Wolfe also says he’s met with a student group that shares Butler’s concerns and has invited Butler to discuss the issues.