Diversity and Transparency

December 5, 2014 - 2:06pm
Among student coalition's unresolved demands are additional mental health resources and re-establishment of Posse program funding.

THE General Body, a coalition of student groups at Syracuse University, decided to end their sit-in at Crouse Hinds Hall on Nov. 20 after 18 days -- that's 432 hours or 25, 920 minutes spent in the lobby of the administration building, advocating for campus changes in areas ranging from disability to sexual assault.

However, ending the sit-in is not a sign of defeat for the group, members say.

November 4, 2014 - 1:20pm
The rally took place in front of Hendricks Chapel at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Drawing together many of the individual protest movements active on campus this semester, approximately 200 people gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel Monday afternoon for the “Diversity and Transparency Rally.”

November 3, 2014 - 8:24pm
About 40 students will spend the night in the building's lobby.

Calling listening meetings inadequate, Syracuse University students have organized a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall to demand that the administration address concerns related to diversity and transparency on campus.

About 40 participants will spend the night in the lobby of Crouse-Hinds, said Yanira Rodriguez, a PhD student in composition and culture, even though the building regularly closes at 10 p.m. Their goal is a written and verbal commitment from Chancellor Kent Syverud to address a 43-page list of grievances and demands, said geography senior Christine Edgeworth.