William and Mary Campus still in outrage

After the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Va forced President Nichol to resign, students and faculty decided to go on strike and have since been having rallies, vigils, and teach-ins. The chapter of sds at William and Mary called the student strike shortly after a section of the faculty called for a faculty strike. WM sds also put on a teach-in that saw over 400 students talking about the importance of reclaiming our education for ourselves.

Since the WM campus is still extremely upset and angry about the undemocratic decision of the Board of Visitors, students are putting on a forum about the role of the public university. Students are inviting anyone who can come to be a part of this very important discussion and are emphasizing that the current situation at WM isn’t unique. Secretive decisions are the norm for colleges and universities where those most involved in the educational process(students, faculty, and staff) have little to no input in how their campus runs, while absentee boards make the majority of steering decisions.

The event will be happening this Saturday, February 16th from 4pm-6pm in the University Center Atrium. Folks with questions should direct them to Sean Walsh of WM sds (spwals[AT]wm[DoT]edu).

I will do my best to keep this blog updated about all of the unfolding events going down at William and Mary.

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