Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am writing today to provide our monthly update regarding the investigation of bias incidents that have occurred on our campus. First, however, I want to address recent events that are deeply troubling to me,…
Posse Foundation Founder Message to Posse Scholars
Tonight, Deborah Bial, the President and Founder of The Posse Foundation, sent the following message regarding THE General Body’s protest to Syracuse University’s 92 Posse Scholars:
November 12, 2014
Dear Posse Scholars,
I have heard about what’s happening on campus and wanted to write to you all. (I am copying Chancellor Syverud on this email as well.)
I know you have spoken with Chancellor Syverud about the changes to the Posse program. I am really proud of how you have made your voices heard and shown how much Posse means to you.
I wanted to make sure that I reached out to you all directly so that you know we are working closely with Syracuse on all of this.
I can tell you with full confidence that Chancellor Syverud and his administration are committed to Posse. I met Chancellor Syverud for the first time in October. He came to visit the Posse office in New York. We had a good meeting and I know he wants the Posse program to continue to be strong at Syracuse.
I think you have heard that I am going to come visit you at Syracuse on December 9th. I will meet again with the Chancellor and the administration and of course all of you.
For now the best suggestion I have is for you to get back to classes. I hope that you trust that Chancellor Syverud and I will find the right balance for both Posse and Syracuse moving forward. I know you will continue to be engaged on campus and contribute to an open and productive dialogue.