News & Notes: Yale students petition for Af-Am House director's ouster| Feb 18, 2015
Members of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale presented a petition to administrators there on Tuesday calling for the ouster ofAssistant Dean of Yale College and Director of the Af-Am House Rodney Cohen, the Yale Daily News reported.
The meeting saw a petition signed by 147 students presented toYale College Dean Jonathan Holloway and Kimberly Goff-Crews, who is secretary and vice president for student life.
Students who attended the meeting and letters submitted by students before the meeting alleged that Cohen was inaccessible and had engaged in poor financial stewardship of the Af-Am House. Specific allegations include Cohen not discussing the house budget with students, which had been a previous practice, and making the House's endowment as a funding source less accessible to students.
Some students also maintained he had been difficult to contact.
Members of the Af-Am House had previously asked Yale to undergo additional training related to his position in February 2014.
Cohen did not respond to the Yale Daily News.