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Barchi and Wolf jointly announced the lawyer’s resignation on Thursday, saying “it is in the best interests of the university that Mr. Wolf resign from the university effective immediately.”

He has agreed to work with a new general counsel on the transition during a tense time at the university. It’s absorbing two medical schools effective July 1.

Wolf had worked at Rutgers since 1984.

“While I regret the circumstances surrounding my departure from Rutgers, I always will have very fond memories of the challenges and achievements that I have been a part of and the many colleagues and friends,” he said in a statement.

At Thursday’s board meeting, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney called for board member Mark Hershhorn to resign or be ousted.

As chairman of the board’s athletics committee, Hershhorn saw the video of Rice in December. He has said in a statement that he told Pernetti that Rice should be fired. But Sweeney said he should have told the rest of the board about what he knew.

This week, Hershhorn issued a statement saying Sweeney’s statements “are reckless, shocking and were made without any personal knowledge of the facts.”

The board did not respond to Sweeney’s position before it went into closed session.

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