Students call for Murchison to be put on probation amid homecoming decision


BY alexandra retter and marlese lessing • APRIL 27, 2017 • 6:00 A.M.

Dozens of University of Connecticut students are calling for Chief Diversity Officer Joelle Murchison to be placed on probation in light of her recent statements regarding cultural center participation in next year’s homecoming activities.

Murchison, who was hired last year after an extensive search process, recently released a statement saying the cultural centers would not be allowed to participate in the homecoming parade, and that only student organizations within the cultural centers could participate. Murchison said the decision was made with other cultural center administrators in order to put more focus on student groups in homecoming, since it is a student-centered event.

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