NYU Student Protest Ends with a wimper

After three days of protest at NYU where students around 10pm on Wednesday calling themselves Take Back NYU! Begin a protest. Students from various city universities gathered in the seating area of the center’s cafeteria at Kimmel Student Center on the third floor. They pushed tables and chairs against the doors and as many as 60 students participated in the initial action. The final count was not revealed but it appears that less than two dozen were still engaged and remained defiant until the end. The university¬†took away power, internet, and restrooms. There were many calls for negotiations between NYU officials and student body protestors after a night of intense rioting. University officials said they¬†tried to negotiate but their patience was running thin. Overnight, they sent a letter warning those involved would face probation, but if they agreed to end the protest the University would not press any charges. Those who were still barricaded in the college cafeteria Friday have finally ended their sit-in protest leaving quietly. The students wanted NYU to release information on its budget and endowment, including staff salaries and financial aid. The students also wanted the university to release its investment strategy and the names of the people and firms involved in it. The protesters also demanding the university donate supplies and materials to help rebuild a university damaged by Israeli air raids in Palestinian. They also want NYU to provide annual scholarships to Palestinian students, beginning in the 2009-10 school year.

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Got a head and an arm in a garbage can
Don’t know why I’m here
Livin’ on the run for so long
I gotta go collect
W. Axl Rose Double Talkin’ Jive (1991)

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