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You have got to admire the Freedom Budgeters chutzpah. They are trying to negotiate with Dean Johnson a peaceful exit from Parkhurst, and they are still making demands:

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A counter-proposal from the Dean might include an offer to have the Hanover Police use rubber truncheons rather than nightsticks.

The Facebook page that displays this document notes that it has been signed by Dean Johnson.

Again and again I ask: who are these people and what is their mandate? If the College wishes to prepare its students for the world, perhaps it should show them a little of the world. To negotiate with these trespassing students sends only wrong messages.

Addendum: The Parkhurst 28 take the stand:

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Update: The D is reporting that the Freedom Budgeters left Phil Hanlon’s office yesterday at 4pm:

Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, the 16 students who remained in College President Phil Hanlon’s office after a two-day sit-in left Parkhurst Hall, following a meeting with Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. At the meeting, students presented Johnson with their terms of departure, stipulating that they would not face disciplinary action because of the protest, would have access to protection around campus and asking for College representatives to stop referring to them as “threatening.”…

College spokesperson Justin Anderson confirmed that Johnson signed an agreement with the students. The College remains committed to conducting a campus climate survey, he said, and there are plans for the students to discuss “Freedom Budget” items with the appropriate administrators.


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