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Over 30 Students Suspended at Syracuse U. for Occupying Administrative Building

Over 30 Students Suspended at Syracuse U. for Occupying Administrative Building

“A Department of Public Safety officer announced the suspensions via letters handed to students”

It’s amazing that these students are suffering real consequences for this. It’s so rare.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse U. suspends over 30 students for occupation of administrative offices

Syracuse University put over 30 students on “interim suspension” early Tuesday morning due to their occupation of an administrative building.

The students, representing #NotAgainSU, refused to leave Crouse-Hinds Hall on Monday at its closing time of 9pm. The sit-in was part of #NotAgainSU’s continuing demonstrations against “hate crimes and bias incidents” on the Syracuse campus, The Daily Orange reports.

A temporary “interim suspension” means “the safety and well-being of the University community or specific persons [were] at risk.” A Department of Public Safety officer announced the suspensions via letters handed to students at 12:50am. The letter notes, however, that no decision has yet been made “about the protesters’ culpability in refusing to leave.”

In the last few months, Syracuse activists have demanded everything from the right to deny a roommate based on his/her race, to more counselors, multicultural offices, and a mandatory “unified” curriculum on anti-racism. An interim provost even suggested a greater selection of Chinese food offerings could be part of the solution to bias incidents.

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It’s about time an administration got tough and stopped allowing the students to be in charge!

    EdisonCarter in reply to lc. | February 20, 2020 at 8:58 am

    This is not exactly “getting tough”.

    “The letter notes, however, that no decision has yet been made “about the protesters’ culpability in refusing to leave.””

    Not sure about culpability? Doesn’t sound tough at all.

Hard to believe that anyone seriously suggested more selections of Chinese food as a solution.

Termination seems more appropriate than “interim suspension.”

The problem with this is it didn’t come with a warning that if the behavior continues then expulsion is not off of the table.

In 1969 a mob of students occupied the Administration building at the U. of Chicago. Future USAG Edward Levi was president at the time. He simply moved his offices and cut off power and water to the building. After two weeks, the last occupiers straggled out, and in the end, there were about 40 expulsions and another 80 suspensions. There hasn’t been any such trouble there since.

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