President Davies Message on Petition to Change Foust Hall
Jun 24, 2020 —
"Thank you for writing to me and sharing this petition. I appreciate your passion and dedication, and I understand the concerns you are raising about the Foust name.
Even before your email, this was an item I planned to discuss with our Board of Trustees, with whom I meet today. While they will likely not take action on Foust Hall during the meeting this week, know that your thoughts and words are heard and will not gone unnoticed.
I expect the Trustees will direct me to present a complete and comprehensive plan and process for addressing a variety of issues, including the issues you raise with Foust Hall, rather than managing each individual item piecemeal. I will update you, and our campus community, on our progress in the months ahead."
This is a victory, but not an end goal. Foust Hall still remains and likely would have remained Foust Hall if there was not outside pressure from the students and faculty to cause change. I will still be speaking to the Board of Trustees on this matter. We will not stop until CMU is inclusive as it claims to be.
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