Gathering held Friday to support positive view of ASU - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Gathering held Friday to support positive view of ASU

A gathering of support for ASU was held Friday. A gathering of support for ASU was held Friday.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama State University is hoping for a more favorable light to be on the school. A group of students and staff held a rally Friday in which it tried to reverse the negative image ASU has recently acquired.

Students, faculty and staff promoted positivity and unity on campus and wants to show support for moving forward with the search for a new president.

After weeks of negative publicity, the group is ready for a change.

"Please look at the direction, the future, and the growth, and stop looking at what a few people might have been involved in," said Darrick Long, a student. "Look at Alabama State University for the structure and the being it has been for so many people," he added.

"Silence gives consent," said Wendy Coleman, chairwoman of the ASU Theatre Dept. "If no one says anything, then the negative stands as truth."

Coleman says the group wants the presidential search to continue. "The university still has to move forward," she said. Long agreed.

Alabama State's board of trustees narrowed down the list of presidential candidates to 5 this week, but the ASU Faculty Senate is trying to halt the search.

Friday's rally is just the beginning of a new push for positivity on campus. Faculty and staff are planning more events and opportunities to connect with students.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • Whats on FOX19More>>

  • TrackBack: ASU audit

    TrackBack: ASU audit

    TrackBack: ASU audit

    Ken Hare In Depth: Audit suggests ASU made mockery of open records lawASU President says school is "under attack by the governor"ASU, board members blast Gov. Bentley's audit release, feel "betrayed"ASUFull Story >
    Ken Hare In Depth: Audit suggests ASU made mockery of open records lawASU President says school is "under attack by the governor"ASU, board members blast Gov. Bentley's audit release, feel "betrayed"ASUFull Story >
  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

    California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-02-23 07:14:54 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:25 AM EST2018-02-23 12:25:32 GMT
    (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...(Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.Full Story >
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.Full Story >
  • Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

    Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-02-23 04:44:59 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:25 AM EST2018-02-23 12:25:25 GMT
    (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP). The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after re...(Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP). The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after re...
    Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection.Full Story >
    Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection.Full Story >
  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:25 AM EST2018-02-23 12:25:04 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    Full Story >

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly