After last week's emotionally charged protest at City College -- which led to several arrests and at least one student being pepper sprayed -- Chancellor Art Tyler is ordering an independent review of the pandemonium that erupted on campus.
"As I stated last week, I am deeply saddened that we had physical altercations involving students and police on campus," Tyler said in a statement released this afternoon. "I believe we must do a better job at establishing a safe and respectful campus environment. It begins with doing a better job of talking to each other and sustaining a civil environment for teaching and learning. We must promote civil and respectful discourse. It is our only hope for moving forward together."
Tyler is planning to stop by the College's Participatory Governance Council tomorrow to propose three initiatives that'll hopefully promote "a respectful campus climate" -- in other words the exact opposite of what we saw last week.More »