UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MARCH IN PROTEST OF DEAN’S RESIGNATION

Protest

By WVUA 23 Reporter Julia Smith

Earlier this month, University of Alabama Dean of Students Jamie Riley turned in his resignation in the wake of several tweets from years ago resurfacing.

The university said the resignation was a mutual agreement, but students said they feel there was a violation of the dean’s rights after those 2017 tweets made before Riley worked for the university emerged.

Thursday evening, students marched from the Ferguson Student Center to Rose Administration to meet with UA President Stuart Bell and faculty. Students’ goal? Getting their voices heard.

“We are tired,” said senior Farrah Sanders. “We sat down and planned a strategic march that needs to be peaceful.”

Faculty members including Bell did attend the protest, but declined to make any further comments.

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