Feb. 20: Students and alumni peacefully protest at the Board meeting against changing Shimer's mission statement. See pictures here. See video here. Feb. 17: Shimer faculty unanimously endorses the Assembly's affirmation of the current mission statement. Read their letter to the Board here. Feb. 7: Board of Trustees reasserts its authority and support for Mr. Lindsay in an open letter to the Assembly. Internal community fears veiled threats. Read the letter here. Feb. 7: From the Assembly 1. The Assembly voted to "urge" the Board of Trustees to bring to a full vote and induct the five most qualified alumni trustee candidates from the six who were tabled on January 18 by a split vote of the nominating committee. 2. The Assembly voted overwhelmingly to affirm Shimer's current mission statement. 3. The Assembly voted to agree to participate in the "Joint Task Force" to examine the May '08 changes to the Assembly Constitution and Board ByLaws under the revised terms offered by the Board Chair, Chris Nelson. Read the motions and resolutions here.