Students Hold Protests of Connecticut College President
Students at Connecticut College have occupied several buildings on campus, including part of the administration building, to demand the resignation of President Katherine Bergeron, Connecticut Public Radio reported.
The students are angry about a planned fundraising event at Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Fla. The venue has a history of racial discrimination and antisemitism.
The college’s dean of institutional equity and inclusion quit over the fundraiser, which has since been called off. Students also want more resources devoted to minority groups.
John Cramer, Connecticut College’s vice president of marketing and communications, said in a statement that the administration is communicating with students.
“College leadership supports the right to free expression and peaceful protest, and will continue to pursue constructive dialogue with students as well as faculty and staff as we address the important concerns they have raised,” Cramer said.