Formerly incarcerated students seek support at GSSC town hall

BY AARON HOLMES | SPECTATOR SENIOR STAFF WRITER | OCTOBER 5, 2016, 1:14 AM

Citing prejudice and institutional barriers to education, two students asked General Studies Student Council to provide support for formerly incarcerated students at a GSSC town hall meeting on Tuesday night.

In an exchange that lasted for the majority of the town hall, Leyla Martinez, GS ’17, and Sarah Zarba, Social Work ’19, requested that the council back an initiative to remove questions about criminal history from the School of General Studies application and co-sponsor an upcoming panel on the experiences of formerly incarcerated students like themselves…

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