Demanding

Inside Higher Ed

One recurring feature of the student protests that have recently swept across college campuses is lists of demands -- for new faculty slots, new presidents, "safe spaces" and more inclusive campuses, just to name a few. As the lists have grown longer and more ambitious, responses from administrations have varied.
Add to the list Western Washington University, a public university with about 15,000 students. Late last year, Western made the news after the president called off classes in light of anonymous threats sent via the social media app Yik Yak. Now a student group there calling itself the Student Assembly for Power and Liberation has sent a list of far-reaching demands to the university’s president after criticizing the administration for an inadequate response to threats.
The list comprises some of the most of the most expansive -- and resource heavy -- demands put to a university’s administration.

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 9:56am

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