Last Thursday, the first student occupiers moved into Fanning Hall to demand accountability from the Connecticut College administration about the unequal treatment of alleged bias incidents. Five days later, some students remain in Fanning still unsatisfied with administrators’ responses, while others have chosen to focus on their final exams or leave campus for the summer vacations. Nevertheless, our collective dissatisfaction and frustration with the Katherine Bergeron administration endures.
Sprouted from the physical occupation of Fanning Hall, the Occupy Fanning blog itself has now taken on a life of its own beyond students’ physical presence. While the blog remains integrally connected to the aims of the occupation and exists as a platform for those continuing to occupy the building to voice their discontent, it is also broadening its focus and reinforcing its own commitment to continuing to expose the widespread administrative incompetence and failures at Connecticut College into next semester and beyond.
The blog is currently administered by a small group of five members of the College community who are not physically present in Fanning Hall. We invite students, faculty, staff, recent alumni and parents of Conn students to be in touch with us at our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org with stories that we will investigate and feature in the weeks and months ahead.
We look forward to continuing and diversifying our commitment to call the Katherine Bergeron administration to task for their failures and thank all of those who have already have shared their stories.