By Michelle Mortimer
On March 14 at 7:00 PM, members of #NotMyLoyola, a consortium of student groups, held a public meeting to plan how to move forward after Campus Safety detained a student on February 24.
Their Facebook event says the meeting intended to “update the movement on developments since the delivering of demands to the provost office and to discuss our next course of action.”
Members of Loyola’s International Socialist Organization and Students for Reproductive Justice spearheaded the meeting.
Students Laurenz Jones and Paloma Fernandez summarized recent events, including the walkout on February 2 and the rally and march to deliver their demands to the administration on March 2.
Jones described emails that OSCCR director Jeff Gardner had sent to a few students, which they have since posted on their Facebook page.
They also outlined an email they received from Dr. Rooney, which they plan to post on their website.
Many speakers and those in the crowd expressed concern about the quality of the communication between students and administration.
They also announced that in the future, Campus Safety plans to use body cameras.
Members of the audience disagreed about whether or not this will help future students.
About 70 people from the Loyola community attended the meeting in the Cudahy Science Building, room 207.