UCSD and UCLA Occupations


Friday, February 26, 2010

This morning, students with the Black Student Union at UCSD and allies
began a sit-in at their Chancellor’s office demanding action, after a
noose was found in Geisel Library. Students are demanding that the
campus be closed down for the safety of students.

Beginning around 1:50pm, Afrikan Student Union and at least 100 people
are occupying Murphy Hall, the administrative building of UCLA. They are
meeting with the chancellor as we speak in order to call for the
following, in light of the racist incidents at UCSD:

1. Closure of UCSD until there is a full investigation of events
surrounding Compton Cook Out and the noose left hanging in
Library.

2. Expulsion of offending students and dismantling of The Koala newspaper.

3. Diversity needs be met by March 4th. (see BSU demands from UCSD)

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4 responses to “UCSD and UCLA Occupations

  1. Get your facts straight. The noose was not left hanging for 3 days. It was taken down the night of.
    I’m not defending the action or the intent of the noose being put up, I was incredibly outraged by it.
    But there are already enough rumors and falsities running wild, whether they’re spread by the media or students or whoever. So get your facts straight before you add more fuel to the fire.

  2. Pingback: Anti-racism Occupations at UCSD, UCLA « The New School Reoccupied

  3. And remember to save $3,000,000 for UC students and faculty. Why does one of the top universities in the world have to spend $3 million of taxpayer money for consultants to do what should be done internally by UCB Chancellor Birgeneau?
    Who teaches auditors how to audit? Do UC professors not have the knowledge to perform what they teach?
    Having firsthand knowledge of consulting, I know one cardinal rule, “Don’t bite the hand that pays you.”
    In a nutshell, we have a high-paid, skilled UCB Chancellor who is unable or unwilling to do the job he is paid to do. Why do we wonder that UC and California are in a financial crisis!
    I’m sure taxpayers would not object to the $3 million payout if the money is reimbursed by taking money from the UCB Chancellor’s salary over the next 10 years.
    Stop the spending of $3,000,000 on consultants by President Yudof and the UCB Chancellor and do the job impartially and internally.
    These days ever dollar in higher education counts

  4. It should be said on here that this happened on Feb. 26, Friday, not on the day that this blog posted the entry.

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