Syracuse University students held a vigil on Friday afternoon to advocate for more mental and sexual health services on campus. The group, known as THE General Body, said that students are significantly affected by a lack of services and the closing of the Advocacy Center. The demonstration included speakers, singers, poets and testimonies. The students said that the number of medical professionals directly affects their ability to thrive on campus.
A group of Syracuse University student organizations says progress has been made but is still insisting the administration can do more to meet their demands. Kent Syverud, Chancellor of the university, released what he called the administrations final response to THE General Body Wednesday night.
THE General Body has been holding a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall for the past ten days. Colton Jones, a member of THE General Body, says that specific problems, such as the closing of the advocacy center, have yet to be addressed by the current administration.
Syracuse University’s new Chancellor is ready to make some changes and stake out some positions after completing his first semester on the job. WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Kent Syverud preaches transparency and is letting the public in on issues that affect campus and the local community.