What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A university president is out: Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri, resigned amid criticism over how he and school administrators responded to racist incidents on campus this fall. Wolfe said he took “full responsibility” for the response.

Doping in Russian sports: An independent commission linked to the World Anti-Doping Agency has recommended that Russia be banned from athletic competition for what amounted to a “state-supported” doping program. The Federal Biomedical Agency, which oversees Russian lab testing, called the claims “baseless,” according to Russia Today, the state-run broadcaster.

A shooting in Jordan: State-run media report that a policeman shot and killed two Americans and a South African at a training center near Amman. Six people, including two Americans, were wounded. The gunman was killed.

A new Scrabble champion: Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere beat Englishman Lewis MacKay 4-0 in the final of the World Scrabble Championship in Australia. He’s the first person from Africa to win the English-language title.

Our headlines from the morning are here.