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Here’s how Chancellor Syverud responded to #NotAgainSU demands


Syracuse University continued working over the Thanksgiving break to address the demands of #NotAgainSU. Chancellor Kent Syverud first agreed to most of the students’ demands on Nov. 21.

#NotAgainSU, a movement led by black students, held an eight-day sit-in at the Barnes Center at The Arch. The sit-in began Nov. 13 as a protest against racist graffiti found in a SU residence hall and the university’s response to the incident. At least 16 hate crimes and bias incidents have been reported to the Department of Public Safety since Nov. 7.

The protesters gave Syverud until Nov. 20 to agree to their demands before facing calls for his resignation. In a Nov. 29 campus-wide email, Syverud and John Liu, incoming interim vice chancellor and provost, said the university will work “move aggressively” to implement the demands from #NotAgainSU, as well as from international and Jewish students.

“While we will return to campus on Monday, Dec. 2, we will not return to business as usual,” the email reads. “As a community, we must push urgently for change on our campus.”

Syverud agreed to 16 of 19 #NotAgainSU demands as written. He suggested minor revisions to three that require approval from SU’s Board of Trustees or involve …read more

Thank you Source: Daily Orange

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