Monday, April 14, 2008

The "Noose Incident" and the Arrest of USAS Members

The atmosphere over on the campus of Appalachian State University must be vibrating like a tuning fork. Just received this e-mail alert:

Hey all:

Just received word that there is a huge meeting planned to address the noose incident, the USAS arrests, and possibly the resignation of several administrative staff.

It's this Tuesday at 6:30pm probably in Grandfather Mountain Ballroom (if not, it's somewhere in the Student Union). Allegedly, the administration and SGA are planning a meeting to address the issues, however, a rally of involved students and staff is being planned for the same time.

Students demand a transparent administration, and it's handling of the noose incident as well as its refusal to honestly communicate the details of Friday's arrest incident indicate that this administration has failed on almost every level. While this event is billed as an SGA and administrative public conference on these issues, students of various organizations are planning to show up and loudly let their voices be heard.

There will most likely be state administrators present.

This is our chance as a student body to show the administration that its handling of student development and affairs needs attention.

Hope to see you all there! Bring friends!

In Student Solidarity

Additional details posted here as we learn them.

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