A Faculty Perspective on Shutting Down Crouse-Hinds

THE General Body

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Dear Chancellor Syverud,

I write to appeal to you to stop and not repeat the lock-down situation in Crouse-Hinds that took place this weekend. I am a tenured faculty member who was worked at SU for 18 years and who has served in various leadership capacities at SU, as a former Department Chair and as the former Agenda Chair of the University Senate.

After a long day working on campus with various committee meetings and students,  I went to Crouse-Hinds on Friday at 6 p.m. to visit several students participating in the sit-in. Two of my doctoral students and one undergraduate student I mentor were e inside taking part in the sit-in. I wanted to check up on them and make sure they were doing OK. I also wanted to see if I could do anything for them–provide food, necessities, or anything they might need for school work as well as let them know I…

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