Student protesters at the University of Kansas are still pressing their demands for more inclusion on the campus.
On Wednesday about 100 students from the group Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk marched into Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s office to reiterate their demands for diversity and inclusion on the campus. Students were calling for more and faster action from university leaders.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported that members of the group barged into several classrooms and the School of Social Welfare dean’s office and after amassing a group at Wescoe Hall marched into Strong Hall, where the chancellor’s office is located.
Student protests, led predominantly by students of color, heated up on the KU campus in Lawrence following protests at the University of Missouri that drew national attention last month and led to the resignation of MU’s chancellor and the university system president.
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In late November, in response to student protests, KU announced the formation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group being chaired by athletics director Sheahon Zenger and associate professor and African and African-American Studies Department chairman Clarence Lang. Members of the Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk group are to be included on the advisory group, which was established to help lead KU diversity efforts.