Thank you for your continued allyship and support. Members of the Coalition met with Deans William Treanor, Jane Aiken, and Mitchell Bailin on Thursday, December 18, 2014 to discuss (at length) our Open Letter and to present our concrete solutions. Select faculty members and a number of representatives from GULC student affinity organizations were also in attendance.
The meeting was productive, candid, and the start of ongoing efforts between the Coalition and GULC Administration to better campus climate for students of all diverse backgrounds. The Coalition’s institutional critiques and concrete solutions were very well received and lauded as creative, focused, and innovative. The Coalition will convene again in January to discuss next steps, and to schedule another meeting with administrators to follow-up on the gains made on December 18.
To quote Georgetown University President John DeGioia, “We need to engage in the work of rebuilding our commonweal; we need to reexamine our commitments to one another; we need to identify concrete projects through which, together, we can build for the common good.”
The Coalition looks forward to engaging in just this type of work in 2015.