BC posted on its Instagram that it is “listening” to student anecdotes of racism on the @blackatbostoncollege Instagram page.
“If students, faculty, and the University actually wish to combat racism, we must remember the event in December and be careful not to push the issue of racism aside.”
Students and administrators discussed faculty and academic affairs at the second Student-Administrator Forum of the semester on Wednesday. The focus of the evening was the faculty hiring process.
Students confronted a panel of administrators and students in the wake of Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, defacing walls, furniture, blinds, and a mirror in Welch Hall with racist epithets on Sunday.
In response to Michael Sorkin’s racist vandalism, top BC administrators sent out two separate statements—one to faculty and one, albeit much less detailed, to students—rather than addressing the University community as a unified group.
Residents of Walsh Hall were evacuated twice on Sunday morning following alarms triggered by Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, who was arrested hours after damaging property in Walsh Hall, vandalizing Welch Hall with racial epithets, and assaulting a BCPD officer.
BC student Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, was named as the student arrested for damaging property in Walsh Hall, racist vandalism in Welch Hall, and assaulting a BCPD officer earlier that morning.
A BC student was issued an interim suspension from the University on Sunday after writing racially explicit epithets in Welch Hall. In separate incidents, the student discharged a fire extinguisher and destroyed property in the Walsh Hall laundry room, and assaulted a BCPD officer.
Members of the FACES Council gave a presentation on Tuesday about the importance of having challenging conversation on race and racism on campus, as well as the strategies and practices the organization uses as it goes about facilitating these conversations.