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ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 01:25 PM
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Support Rutgers students sitting in
Students have been sitting in since yesterday to protest tuition hikes.
The latest I have heard is that the police will not let food in, nor the Internet nor textbooks, so students could study for their files.

Please e-mail or call President Mc Cormick to express your outrage and your support for the students.

Below is the contact information and also the story.


this is the story as it began yesterday:
Support the Rutgers sit-in!

Hi Supporter,

Along with dozens of Rutgers students, I'm currently occupying President
McCormick's office, and we're sitting in until our University President
finally takes a stand with students by speaking out against the devastating
tuition hikes and shows respect for our workers.

*E-mail McCormick to tell him to stop nickel and diming us, and call him at
848-932-7454 to demand he take a stand with students and

Just last week, we held a walkout that drew over six hundred people to speak
out against the proposed tuition hikes, which could amount to 10% next year!
Today, we're taking a cue from USASers at the University of Wisconsin, who
yesterday occupied their administrative building to also protest the
privatization of their University and skyrocketing tuition. The average
Rutgers student already graduates with $24,000 dollars worth of debt. We
can't afford another tuition hike. At the same time, every worker on campus
has been forced to have their salaries frozen even after making painful

We want McCormick to give us a real voice in the University. After weeks of
attempted dialogue, we're demanding once and for all that President
McCormick keep Rutgers public and affordable and to respect all workers
connected to our University, from those who clean our school to those who
sew Rutgers apparel.

*Please call president McCormick's office at 848-932-7454 and e-mail him to
let him know that you support students' fight for a public university that
actually works for
us.< >

Stand in solidarity with us, it will be a phone call well spent!

In Solidarity,

Molly Magier
Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops

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