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The following e-mail just went out to the campus. Could this be the start of The Parkhurst Siege?

From: The Dartmouth Radical
Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Corrected dates: Update Sit-In at President Hanlon’s Office

We, a group of Dartmouth students outraged by our administration’s inadequate and oppressive response to the Freedom Budget, are staging a sit-in of President Hanlon’s office that began at 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 1 and which continues this morning Wednesday, April 2. As stated in the original press release and numerous times to President Hanlon and Dean Johnson, we will not leave until the president provides a point-by-point response to each item in the Budget, including first steps of how to enact the Budget.

Yesterday, President Hanlon refused to give a point-by-point response, citing that he would rather have a “conversation” with campus. For those of us who have been having conversations since we arrived at Dartmouth, only to have further physical and emotional violence enacted against us by the racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, transphobic, xenophobic, and ableist structures at Dartmouth, physical action has become a necessity. In the memory and spirit of all revolutionaries who have ever put their bodies on the line in a struggle for justice, we remain in President Hanlon’s office until our demands are met.


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