Students demonstrated at a Board of Trustees meeting last week where they listed demands for the school that focused on addressing racism and inequity for black students, staff and faculty on campus.
A video posted by Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality (ABLE) on Sunday, Feb. 16, and shared by other organizations on Instagram shows a group of students entering the meeting room in Alumni Hall. They enter in silence, read out their demands and then exit the room in silence.
The demands included:
They requested the demands be met by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
President Teresa Amott and senior staff responded with an email to the student body on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The email stated that the board and senior staff plan to address the demands and would give a more detailed response before the deadline.
Additionally, the email promised to work with the Campus Diversity Committee, Intercultural Life and other campus groups to address the issues.
TKS will continue to cover the process in future issues.