A week after students protested at Medgar Evers College (MEC), they still have questions about how money is being spent at the school.

In the City University of New York’s (CUNY) 2010-2011 budget request, MEC had the lowest request of all the senior and comprehensive colleges. The report also indicat- ed that since 2005, MEC has had the highest percentage of full-time faculty teaching un- dergraduate courses and the highest percentage of veteran faculty teaching undergraduate students of all the CUNY schools.

Students say that the college is not filling vacant lines and academic departments are losing students because MEC is not able to fill vacancies. Courses are also being canceled, leaving students unable to complete their studies.

MEC President Dr. William Pollard recently met with several community leaders about the situation at the college. Among those at the meeting were Alan Fishman, chairman of Meridian Capital, who reportedly set up the meeting, Lester Young and Danny Sim- mons.

CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor of University Relations Jay Hershenson was also at the meeting. He told the AmNews that Pollard is always willing to meet with high-profile community leaders to make MEC better.

“President Pollard has made a point of being in touch with community leaders who have a great deal of knowledge and commitment to the people of Central Brooklyn on a regular basis,” said Hershenson. “In the meeting, he was interested in talking about his goals and objectives for Medgar Evers College, and getting feedback from community leaders on how best to realize those objectives and to hear what they had to say about successfully moving Medgar Evers College forward.”

When the AmNews contacted others who had attended the meeting, including Young, they declined to comment.

“I’m not prepared to talk about it,” Young said. “It was a private meeting and I would like to leave it at that.”