ARCATA- In response to this weeks protests and a student walk out at Humboldt State University, the administration hosted a forum Thursday to address the issues with students.
Students are reacting to the recent firing of Dr. Jacqueline Boleman, the Director of the STEM program that includes a Native American program, INRSEP. Students said the firing is an example of the universities cuts to under-represented and minority student programs.
At the forum held in the College Creek Apartment's Great Hall, nearly 30 students, a majority of those in attendance, walked out.
A member of the group read a letter to University President, Lisa Rossbacher, and the other administrators in attendance. They said they were not going to stay for the meeting because the administration did not pick a time that was good for students.
Several INRSEP students impacted by the firing were in Los Angeles attending a conference. They suggested another time for a forum, delivered letters and left.
The forum continued as students and community members questioned Rossbacher and the administration about the decision and other changes to student programs.
“Will you be attending Senator Mike McGuire’s first Town Hall meeting?”