- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Students at a Catholic college who last month protested over alleged campus racism say they’re disappointed by the president’s response to their demands for a more inclusive community.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1R3STxz) the Providence College students on Tuesday called the Rev. Brian Shanley’s response “repetitive” and say they’re left with questions.

About 50 students occupied Shanley’s office during the Feb. 16 protest. After 13 hours, Shanley signed an agreement of commitment and promised to provide a written response by March 7.

Shanley on Monday outlined steps to create an inclusive curriculum and address students’ concerns.

Shanley declined to make a tenured faculty member the vice president for inclusion and diversity as students had demanded. Instead, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata will report directly to Shanley.


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