TorchPAC: The administration of NYU published an updated statement this week which addresses the concerns of students on campus and details the role of SJP in distributing mock eviction notices. We thank the University for holding SJP accountable for their actions.
"Student leaders from Students for Justice in Palestine organization have come forward to assume responsibility.
"The University will be initiating an investigation and a judicial process to adjudicate this matter.
"The results of this judicial process will be kept confidential in accordance with FERPA. We hope that both students and their parents will understand and respect the importance of student privacy and the law.
"The NYU community is known for creating a safe environment for free speech and open dialogue on difficult issues. The manner in which the flyers were distributed did not promote dialogue and did not support the type of community engagement that we value.
"Some members of our community felt threatened and/or harassed by receiving these flyers in the privacy of their home.
"The University is dedicated to utilizing this unfortunate incident as a teachable moment to recommit ourselves to open and respectful dialogue with all involved parties moving forward." -Linda Mills, Marc Wais and John Beckman to the University Leadership Team on Friday, April 25, 2014.