In Response to Matthew Evans
We are incredibly disheartened that, after almost a month of planning, Matthew Evans, Provost, and Donna Janiec (VP of Finance and Administration) have decided to let the student population know that they will no longer be attending the January AMS Assembly at 4:40pm the day before. The student community is rallying to understand how the budget cuts are impacting their future studies, and students deserve the ability to ask questions and seek answers. This AMS Assembly, like every other, was always intended to be open to the public, and this was transparently communicated. We understand that there would have likely been a higher attendance at this Assembly by virtue of the fact students are concerned and they are standing by one another. Alongside the student body, we hope to see prompt communication from the Provost’s office for future discussions wherein student input can be heard.