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Hunt for Flanagan payout answers continues

Organizers of “I Paid for Flanagan 2014” hosted an Easter egg hunt on Schroeder Plaza Tuesday to continue their quest for answers, accountability and justice.

Student activists distributed Easter eggs containing candy and prizes.

This event, which took place from 12:15 to 12:35 p.m., was meant to  advertise an open forum being held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall.

Tomi Mick, junior sociology major, said the group has extended the forum’s invitation to President Dietz, Chief of Staff Jay Groves and members of the Board of Trustees.

Groves said he and Dietz cannot attend Wednesday’s forum because of previous obligations.

“I would love to talk to students and would talk to them independently about it,” Groves added.

Ali Dilley, senior sociology major and one of the group’s leaders, said she encourages the university community to come out to ask questions and discuss the issues in a conversational manner. Dilley said she hopes to see members of the Bloomington-Normal community, Board members and media outlets at the forum.

The mission of the Easter egg hunt, along with last week’s Flashmob for Flanagan event, is to take a stand against the $480,000 the Board paid former President Timothy Flanagan upon his resignation.

Both of these demonstrations have been planned by a group of 40 students who take a social movement class together.

The room holding the forum in Schroeder Hall is TBD.

Zack Applehans / Photo Editor Senior sociology major Ali Dilley gives an Easter egg to a young girl in Schroeder Plaza during the easter egg hunt organized by the “I Paid for Flanagan 2014” group.

Zack Applehans / Photo Editor
Senior sociology major Ali Dilley gives an Easter egg to a young girl in Schroeder Plaza during the easter egg hunt organized by the “I Paid for Flanagan 2014” group.

 

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