Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Occupy Columbia

Posted By on 12.06.11 at 10:33 AM

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The part-time faculty union of Columbia College (P-fac) is teaming with Occupy Chicago for a protest they expect to draw hundreds of university students, faculty, staff, and others to 600 S. Michigan from noon to 2 PM today and tomorrow (12/6-12/7).

P-fac says it's been attempting to negotiate a contract with Columbia for nearly two years, while students are concerned about tuition hikes, class cuts, and financial aid. According to P-fac spokesperson Nancy Traver, "the Occupy movement is calling for an end to income disparity, and we strongly agree with that: Our college president earns nearly $400,000 a year while staff at Columbia have had to go on food stamps!"

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