In an official statement from Webster University President Elizabeth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced an open forum will be held in the Sunnen Lounge between 4-6 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to allow students the opportunity to express their thoughts on the grand jury decision and the events that occurred last night after the decision was announced.
According to the statement, which was released after midnight last night, the mourning expressed by protesters was a reminder of the university’s role in higher education. The statement said Webster’s role is to provide a safe environment committed to diversity and inclusion in order to work through problems with respect and dignity.
To read the full statement from the President Stroble and Provost Schuster, click here.