School of Education Professor Says THE General Body Provides Hopes for Future of SU

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Dear Chancellor Syverud,

I am writing to express both my concern for our students being locked-in at Crouse-Hinds over the weekend, and my dismay that they are being prevented from obtaining legal support and counsel. I am proud that we have such strong, committed, engaged, and passionate students. They ARE the university!

The students in THE General Body, have given me hope for the future of SU. These students’ actions and efforts stand in stark contrast to other very public, recent “actions” taken by groups of students here (as you might recall here) – the defense of the rampant “party” culture which itself contributes to the cultures of rape, racism, ableism, and sexism that are part of what the THE General Body are standing against.

I am proud that we have students who are committed to improving SU for everyone. I hope you will personally re-engage with our students, allow them access to legal counsel, and protect them from retaliation.

Alan Foley
School of Education

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