Save Drexel's Intercultural Center!
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This month, the James E Marks Intercultural Center will be demolished to make way for an on-campus hotel. The Intercultural center's student organizations have been moved to the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Center with far less space for programs, activities and religious functions. Now is a time for expanding our Intercultural engagement and the new hotel is a step backwards. This period marks the beginning of the transition from the James E. Marks Intercultural Center to a future in which the new facility is complete.
This is a critical time. Right now we can demand a voice in the changing face of campus and tell the university what we truly need in an Intercultural Center. We advocate for grater transparency, student input and conversation with respect to new campus developments so we can maintain a campus for students. We want to facilitate a campus-wide conversation about making the plans for the Intercultural Center public and open for discussion. Our goal is to secure a formal meeting with President John A. Fry, the Dean of Students, the Presidents of affected student organizations and any member of the general student body who feels strongly about this issue. To attain this goal we will be holding a demonstration on the Intercultural Center lawn with signs, art, stories and patience.
Come to the Intercultural Center lawn (33rd and Chestnut streets) on Wednesday December 10th and stay as long as you like. Come to take pictures, tell your stories about what the Intercultural Center means to you, and enjoy the last few days of the lawn! We need everyone who feels passionately about this to attend!
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(Photo Credit Ajon Brodie, Drexel's Student Newspaper The Triangle)
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