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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Students re-occupy the Quad

On Saturday, student protesters re-established the occupation on the Quad.
Since winter break, only a few tents have remained on the Quad. Students occupied Dutton Hall at the end of Winter quarter, and then occupied the old Cross Cultural Center Building in January.
 
“I don’t think the movement has stopped or slowed down, I think it’s a continuous thing but it has its peaks and valleys,” said a student named Johnny.

In preparation for the arrival of student protesters and the 99 Mile March for Education, students had set up approximately 35 tents as of Sunday afternoon. The 99 Mile March for Education is a state-wide act of student activism. Today, students will be marching to the Capitol to protest cuts to higher education.

The re-occupation of the Quad is part of the call for action across the state of California. On Thursday, protesters held a “funeral” for higher education.
In preparation for the five-day movement, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor  Ralph J. Hexter and Administrative and Resource Management Vice Chancellor John A. Meyer sent an e-mail to the UC Davis community about the protests.

“For many, these are difficult times. As a community, we respect the passion and energy of those seeking to create constructive economic and social change. We hope that participants in campus demonstrations will respect the rights of community members to freely engage in academic, professional and personal pursuits,” Hexter and Meyer wrote in the letter.

HANNAH STRUMWASSER can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.

1 COMMENT

  1. […] This hasn’t stopped some occupiers from ignoring the doom right before their eyes as if they are the dinner guests in a sordid reproduction of the “Death” scene from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life—just look at last month’s re-occupation at UC-Davis. […]

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