“We demand that these goals be met no later than the end of the Winter 2023 semester”
Is there anything else that Democratic Socialists do besides create lists of demands?
Campus Reform reports:
Socialist students petition Wayne State to discontinue background checks, stock abortion pills on campus
The petition, titled “Save Our Campus,” calls on the administration to implement a $15 minimum wage, reduce tuition by 15%, eliminate background and drug testing for university employment, and to stock abortion pills and Plan B in the Campus Health Center.
“We demand that these goals be met no later than the end of the Winter 2023 semester,” the petition states.
The chapter stipulates that the demands will be funded by “reducing administrator salaries and from the $185 million in unreserved funds that the university currently holds.”
A number of schools across the country have reportedly forgone asking applicants about their criminal history, a practice known as “ban the box.”
The University of Michigan announced in November 2021 that the school removed questions about criminal backgrounds from its job application.
Several states have also passed legislation since 2017 that “prohibits or limits colleges and universities” from asking about criminal history on job applications, reports Operation Restoration.
Drug tests have also loosened to permit college athletes to retain eligibility.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) increased the amount of THC that a college athlete can have in their system before triggering a positive test last February.
Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June, Campus Reform has also reported on the call to stock abortion pills in campus clinics.
Controversy shook University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s campus earlier this semester after the Student Government Association publicly supported the administration’s decision to “provide the medical abortion pill to students on site[.]”
Wayne State YDSA’s petition currently has over 600 signatures.
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