Fwd: Response to Call to Action

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October Blackout

Dec 13, 2011, 2:51:11 PM12/13/11
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From: October Blackout <october...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Fwd: Response to Call to Action
To: pblas...@gmail.com, Cesar A Chavez <cch...@wesleyan.edu>, Marjorie D Dodson <mdo...@wesleyan.edu>, Ross M Levin <rle...@wesleyan.edu>, Nicholas Petrie <npe...@wesleyan.edu>, Morgan Ross <mr...@wesleyan.edu>, Alma N Sanchez-Eppler <asanch...@wesleyan.edu>, Mica Taliaferro <mica...@gmail.com>, uslac <us...@lists.riseup.net>, students...@googlegroups.com


Please be aware to that the following message was sent to John Meerts, Mike Whaley and Michael Roth. Please see an upcoming Wesleying post for more information.

- October Blackout Commission

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From: October Blackout <october...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Call to Action
To: jme...@wesleyan.edu
Cc: mwh...@wesleyan.edu, mr...@wesleyan.edu

Vice President Meerts,

Thank you for responding to the Call to Action. We appreciate the effort to continue to paint the picture of the administration’s perspective. The students involved with the Call to Action have begun the process of drafting a response to your letter. Our initial concerns are that our Call to Action was not adequately addressed, and some key points where ignored. The coming response from the students will address our concerns about the lack of pragmatic commitments made by the administration and a lack of transparency on the part of the administration. We are concerned that your response came during finals week, a very strenuous academic period, a full two weeks after it was committed to be delivered, and that that delay has made a prompt response not feasible. Various efforts are being made to make the student body aware of your response, please be aware that some students may be responding directly to you as per your request. We will have a formal collaborative response for you by Friday, 12/23.

For future correspondence the group would prefer the administration to use this email address—october...@gmail.com—to make sure that all students who have vested interests in this issue will be able to access information as it is made available. Please do not hesitate to respond to this email with any questions.


Student authors of the “Call to Action”

This email was drafted by Paul Blasenheim ‘12, Cesar Chavez ‘15, Marj Dodson ‘13, Ross Levin ‘15, Nick Petrie ‘12, Morgan Ross ‘14, Alma Sanchez-Eppler '14, Mica Taliaferro ‘12 and Virgil Taylor ‘15 in consultation with members of the United Student Labor Action Coalition. It was CC'd to Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs; and President Michael Roth and forwarded to concerned student listserves.

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