Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Proclamation of student concerns :: essays research papers

Proclamation To Address Student Concerns About The Medium News Letter: Preamble: Presented on this day, November the nineteenth, in the year two thousand and three, as members of the Rutgers University community who are concerned and dissatisfied with the subject material that has been printed in the magazine The Medium, a student funded organization, we collectively agree that the following measures need to be met and addressed with as much cooperation as possible to facilitate in the propagation of unity amongst Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff. Rutgers University’s mission statement, as defined through the following excerpt, is required to be applied to every Rutgers University organization. All Rutgers University organizations are asked to abide by the mission statement of the university in order to foster a community that is cohesive and indivisible: â€Å"Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is committed to the ideals of excellence in fostering an enriching learning community of students, faculty and staff from a broad spectrum of nations, cultures, and historical perspectives. Diversity is an integral component of human experience, and encompasses but is not limited to issues of race, ethnicity, culture, social class, national origin, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation mental ability, and physical ability. Our collective goal is to create an institutional consciousness of diversity reinforced with equity and excellence through our policies, practices, and programs of inclusion, non-discrimination, and pluralism for all members of the University Community.† WHERE AS:  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The mission of the university is stated above, The Medium must question its current relevance to the university’s mission. While membership is not neglected on the basis of â€Å"†¦race, sex, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or political and religious affiliation (Medium Constitution)†, the publication itself does not agree with the university’s mission, nor does it provide an outlet for diversity and respect of other cultures, races, and sexual orientations. WHERE AS:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The Medium has published and continues to publish ‘hate speech’, the environment in which said magazine has and is creating one of racial hostility. Community lines are drawn due to racial, religious, gender, and sexual orientation differences, causing the Rutgers University community to be disjointed and without proper unanimity and accord. WHERE AS:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The Medium has fostered an atmosphere of antagonism, the safety of students, regardless of color, creed, gender, and sexual orientation are in danger. Although opinions are without credit to those they might endanger, the physical sight of such opinions places the Rutgers community in a state of alert and fear.

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