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Against a celebratory backdrop of student and administration collaboration, approximately 20 student demonstrators gathered at the South Lawn Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday morning to protest former resident assistant Danny Zydel’s firing and broader issues permeating the university. “We want transparency,” said freshman protester Sam Britt. The demonstrators were largely comprised of Zydel’s former freshmen residents from Patton Hall. Before the event began, they assemble
Junior Danny Zydel was fired from his resident assistant job in Patton Hall on Monday and will officially be removed from the position at the end of the semester. Zydel, president of Student Activities Programming Board and Belmont presidential scholarship recipient, was dismissed by Jason Rogers, university council. Anthony Donovan, director of Residence Life, confirmed the firing but declined comment. Dr. Jeffery Burgin, associate dean of students and supervisor of Residenc