Where is my organization’s advisor?
Published: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011 20:10
From one day to the next Suffolk University's Hispanic Association has lost its advisor. Where has our advisor gone?
I understand and respect the right to privacy and the act of carefully managing sensitive situations. However I do not appreciated being kept in the dark about the events happening around me, especially if they directly affect me and the rest of the student body.
Rumors are going around about Suffolk Faculty and Staff being laid off. A big confirmed layoff was that of the staff in Retention Services. One day, the office's director has a job, the next, nothing. How was I informed of this? Word of mouth. Why hasn't Suffolk University had a press release about the issue? Why hasn't someone with a title or position of power addressed the student body of these changes?
Do students even know what is going on around them? Another rumor circled today: Suffolk hasn't issued a statement about the layoffs because it is not the end of it. What? What does this even mean? And who is spreading this information around?
Should I worry that I will lose other great members of the faculty and staff? Great people who have advised me through my time here at Suffolk? What will happen to my friends who were part of the offices who are experiencing these "budget cuts" and why do I feel so out of the loop? Should work-studies, scholars and grad fellows be worried about the fate of the office they work for?
As a very involved student, I feel betrayed by the events that have occurred with no warning, follow up or explanation. I have been blindsided and have no idea what is coming next. Does the student body know what is happening? And do they even care? What is the explanation for these cuts?
Suffolk University, where has my advisor gone?