Thursday, January 14, 2016

(Still) Waiting for Block

During the break, we noted that an issue of "campus climate" had arisen - this one involving a Facebook posting of blatant anti-Semitism by a student - but that the reaction from Murphy Hall had been muted.* Unlike a 2011 incident, where a student posted negative comments about "Asians in the Library" on YouTube and Chancellor Block had responded with his own YouTube video, there was nothing from the chancellor this time. At first, in connection to the latest incident, a response by email to selected persons was delegated to a vice chancellor. That pattern (delegation) seems to have been repeated thereafter. There apparently have been a couple of communications by others when inquiries have been raised about the Facebook incident.** But from Block there has been dead silence. We're still waiting. And we note that there is a Regents committee currently investigating such matters.

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