Students demand immediate firing of Medgar Evers College president

Students at Medgar Evers College are demanding that the president of the school be fired immediately.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2020, 8:32 PM

Updated 1,433 days ago

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Students at Medgar Evers College are demanding that the president of the school be fired immediately. 
Students hosted a rally saying that President Rudolph Crew’s leadership has been ineffective and the opposite of what the predominantly Black college needs. 
Crew is expected to retire next year, but students are demanding that he be fired and replaced immediately. 
The former city school chancellor-turned-president of the college established himself with the signature “pipeline” initiative--designed to pull more students from Medgar Evers’ Crown Heights neighborhood into higher education. 
However, since he took over, enrollment is at a record low - from 6,765 students in 2015 to 5,708 in 2019. 
Students say the college has the lowest graduation rates in CUNY at 10.3% and cite a faculty and staff vote of 95% with no confidence in Crew and his team.


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