Occupy Campus Website Is a One-Stop Spot to Monitor Campus Protests
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been trying to find Occupy Wall Street’s official positions about college tuition, student debt, and other educational matters. Our search has been frustrating, but not surprising. After all, the Occupy movement is growing fast in many different places – there has been no central authority to issue policy papers or positions.
However, we now have a website called Occupy Colleges, a central place to learn news about campus protests. Here’s some of the news that we found on the site when we visited on November 14 . . .
- Occupy Colleges is calling for a National Student Strike, to take place on Thursday, November 17th.
- Occupy Colleges has its own Facebook Page.
- An estimated 200,000 students marched in Montreal on Thursday, November 10th to protest proposed tuition hikes in the province of Quebec.
- When recruiters from Goldman Sachs arrived on the campus of The College of New Jersey earlier this month, they were greeted by protestors.
- The Nation, one of America’s oldest left-leaning publications, has announced its intention to publish weekly coverage of campus protests.
- At an Occupy Boston rally on Wednesday, November 16th, students chanted, “Money for jobs and education, not for banks and corporations!”
- More colleges are registering at Occupy Campus. They now include:
- Arizona State University
- Bryn Mawr College
- Duke University
- Hampshire College
- Humboldt State University
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Mills College
- Occidental College
- Oregon State University
- SUNY Geneseo
- Umpqua Community College
- University of South Florida
- Virginia Tech
We’ll continue to monitor the Occupy Campus website to keep you aware of tuition protests.
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