Student Activists Demand Harvard President Resist Trump Administration
“What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”
This stuff is becoming so predictable. Do these students really think their school is going to defy the White House?
From the Harvard Crimson:
After Inauguration, Activists Present Demands to Faust
Three days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a coalition of student activist groups rallied in Harvard Yard and presented a letter to University President Drew G. Faust demanding Harvard actively resist the new administration.
Around 100 students gathered in front of the John Harvard statue Monday afternoon, kicking off the event with a chant of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” The rally, dubbed “Inaugurate a New Harvard,” was co-sponsored by Divest Harvard, the Harvard Islamic Society, Our Harvard Can Do Better, Student Labor Action Movement, Act on a Dream, Protect Undocumented Students at Harvard, the Ethnic Studies Coalition, and Concilio Latino.
Student organizers spoke about the threats minority groups face under Trump—and the need for Harvard to take action—before marching through the sleet to Massachusetts Hall to deliver a letter addressed to Faust and “Trustees of Harvard College.”
“Today we come together to inaugurate a new era of student action and solidarity on campus,” students wrote in the letter. “We therefore call upon President Drew Faust and the Harvard administration to embark on a course of action that upholds our community values in the face of a new political reality.”
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100 students? Wow, well since less than 1% of the student body feels this way I guess we should consider it, instead of laughing derisively and moving along.
I believe President Faust should give the letter serious and thoughtful consideration and then call a student assembly where all concerned can watch as he ceremoniously burns it! The students need to have a short lesson on just who is in charge. Hint: It isn’t them.