May 4, 2017 Staff and student government meet with Dean Sebastian to discuss issues of race in chapel and curriculum.

May 22, 2017 Students meet with President-elect Latini and specifically say “the new curriculum for ULS is systemically racist”. In a follow up to the meeting Dr. Latini writes: “My expectation is that we will take action in the near future to address as many of your concerns as possible, particularly those related to evening course offerings, prerequisites, and adequate academic advising. (I have sent detailed notes on these to Dean Sebastian and President Lose.) Other issues, like race relations at ULS and the marginalization of students of color are long-term systemic challenges but ones that I will not lose sight of…”

This announcement is part of the timeline of racism at United Lutheran Seminary