STORRS, Conn. (AP) — About two dozen UConn students, many wearing red duct tape over their mouths, demonstrated at a meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees to call on the administration to do more to address discrimination on campus.
Several students spoke during the public comment portion of Wednesday’s meeting, saying that as minorities, they do not feel safe and don’t feel their voices are being heard.
The demonstration follows a series of incidents, including the defacing last month of several works of art in an LGBT-focused exhibit at the student union.
Michael Gilbert, the school’s vice president of student affairs, told the students the school is working hard to support diversity on campus, and is considering possible revisions to its code of conduct to better deal with discriminatory behavior.
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