This year hasn't been easy.
I’ve spoken with countless amounts of people who’ve lost their loved ones from a virus that has crushed the nation’s soul. I would wake up early and stay up late to keep up with the heartbreaking news that would appear again and again. And I’m burnt out.
The College has confirmed nine positive cases of Covid-19 among students living in off-campus houses in the Ewing area, according to Dave Muha, the associate vice president of communications, marketing and brand management, in an interview with The Signal.
Candice Buno-Sot is still fighting for justice for her son.
“We’re going on our third judge in September. We’re on our second prosecutor. We’re on our second victim advocate. And we’re just not happy,” Buno-Sot said.
No evidence currently exists that the Green family, who lived on what is now campus property, owned slaves. Rather, evidence suggests that the property had indentured servants, according to head researcher and anthropology professor George Leader.
The College plans to tentatively reopen its campus for the fall 2020 semester, according to President Kathryn Foster in her community-missive sent out on Friday, June 26. The plan includes a hybrid of online and on-campus instruction, with classroom densities greatly reduced.
Controversy broke out in the College community when President Kathryn Foster informed students that the campus is built on the former William Green slavery plantation in a mass email on June 19, mentioning that a group of faculty members have been researching its history.
The College released the anonymous “Campus Pulse” survey results on Thursday, June 11, through a campus-wide email sent by newly-appointed Vice President for Equity and Inclusion James Felton III. College President Kathryn Foster released the survey to students, faculty and staff in November 2019.
Zane Thompson-Bradley broke down as he tried to speak. In the video call with over a hundred other participants, silence remained on every other end. “I have to risk my life just to voice my opinion,” he said between cries. And there, others wept with him.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, many students from the College have taken to social media to stand in solidarity with those facing discrimination and violence. Other students have faced mounting prejudice themselves. As a news organization reporting information of our campus community, our goal and responsibility is to reflect the emotions, experiences and struggles our community faces. We would like to hear from you.