Friday College Town Hall

In Friday College Town Hall, we post a question about college, and you leave an answer in the comment field.

Today’s question:

Occupy Colleges has grown quickly with student-led support. As of Thursday morning [Oct. 13], student organizers at 136 college campuses — from Sarah Lawrence College to Boise State University to San Diego City College — have pledged to participate in Thursday’s show of solidarity.

What are students unifying for?
Are you part of the protest?

 

Leave your answer in the comments below or tweet at  @Cappex to chime in (we’ll post your answer below)!

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  1. Tyler says:

    At SVSU we had an Occupy Saginaw, in which students went and protested outside Bank of America against the $5 monthly debit card fee.
    It wasn’t a big turn out because weather was bad, but I say I like that these protests are happening as long as people know what they’re protesting for.

  2. Naomi says:

    Hopefully Occupy [whatever] in colleges has more of a unified focus than Occupy Wall Street. I haven’t heard of any Occupy movements at my school, and if there were any I would do my best to find out what they were protesting. One thing’s for sure: in order to be effective in a protest, have something tangible to protest. Tyler’s example of protesting Bank of America’s fees shows tangible goals: removing the $5 debit card fee. However, the same can’t be said about Occupy Wall Street so far. Like I said, hopefully students in colleges who are protesting recognize that their local movements are only as effective as their ability to present solutions or at least pinpoint what is wrong.

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