Tim Pernetti has resigned as Rutgers athletics director, he announced in a resignation letter issued today. Meanwhile, the number of faculty members calling for Rutgers President Robert Barchi to step down more than doubled yesterday to 28. The letter calling for Barchi's resignation was sent to the university's governing boards on Wednesday. In it, the faculty members cite Barchi's "inexcusable handling of coach Mike Rice's homophobic and misogynist abuse" of players, his "pattern of insensitivity and arrogance toward issues of diversity" and the "lack of transparency that he has exhibited in his relations" with faculty, staff and students.
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