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  • hilton.obenzinger
    I m on the list for the 40th anniversary of the student revolt at Stanford in 1969. One of the people on the list sent this description of yet another one at
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 17, 2009
      I'm on the list for the 40th anniversary of the student revolt at
      Stanford in 1969. One of the people on the list sent this
      description of yet another one at Rutgers-Newark. It's quite an
      amazing tribute from the university administration -- a positive
      response I could never imagine Columbia ever presenting. Take a look.

      Hilton

      THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONKLIN HALL TAKEOVER: An Invitation to
      the Campus Community

      From: Chancellor Steven Diner

      On Feb. 24th, we mark 40 years since a single act of courage by a
      group of committed African-American students forever changed Rutgers
      University. On Feb. 24, 1969, young men and women from the Black
      Organization of Students, along with some supporters, occupied
      Conklin Hall, declaring it to be Liberation Hall. They were
      protesting the scarcity of black students, black faculty and
      minority-oriented academic programs on campus, and wanted changes,
      not only here in Newark but in the entire University. The event
      lasted only 72 hours – but the new programs and policies that it
      triggered are responsible for transforming Rutgers in Newark into
      the most diverse national university in the United States. The
      University as a whole is, today, a stronger, more accessible and
      more diverse institution, thanks to the Conklin Hall liberators.

      This month we are remembering that day through a series of special
      events that will celebrate the courage of the few who paved the way
      for opportunity for many. The complete schedule for Celebration of
      Diversity: The 40th Anniversary of The Conklin Hall Takeover is
      online at http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/announcement.php?
      anncId=597&userId
    • a.gronowicz@att.net
      NYU BUILDING TAKEOVER!!! At approximately 10pm tonight (Feb. 18), students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They have blockaded the doors
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 18, 2009
        NYU BUILDING TAKEOVER!!!

        At approximately 10pm tonight (Feb. 18), students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They have blockaded the doors and declared an occupation! They presented their demands to the NYU administration. They read as follows:

        DEMANDS

        We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two-year campaign by the Take Back NYU! coalition, and of campaigns from years past, in whose footsteps we follow.

        In order to create a more accountable, democratic and socially responsible university, we demand the following:

        1.    Full legal and disciplinary amnesty for all parties involved in the occupation.

        2.    Full compensation for all employees whose jobs were disrupted during the course of the occupation.

        3.    Public release of NYU's annual operating budget, including a full list of university expenditures, salaries for all employees compensated on a semester or annual basis, funds allocated for staff wages, contracts to non-university organizations for university construction and services, financial aid data for each college, and money allocated to each college, department, and administrative unit of the university. Furthermore, this should include a full disclosure of the amount and sources of the university's funding.

        4.    Disclosure of NYU's endowment holdings, investment strategy, projected endowment growth, and persons, corporations and firms involved in the investment of the university's endowment funds. Additionally, we demand an endowment oversight body of students, faculty and staff who exercise shareholder proxy voting power for the university's investments.

        5.    That the NYU Administration agrees to resume negotiations with GSOC/UAW Local 2110 – the union for NYU graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and research assistants. That NYU publically affirm its commitment to respect all its workers, including student employees, by recognizing their right to form unions and to bargain collectively. That NYU publically affirm that it will recognize workers' unions through majority card verification.

        6.    That NYU signs a contract guaranteeing fair labor practices for all NYU employees at home and abroad. This contract will extend to subcontracted workers, including bus drivers, food service employees and anyone involved in the construction, operation and maintenance at any of NYU's non-U.S. sites.

        7.    The establishment of a student elected Socially Responsible Finance Committee. This Committee will have full power to vote on proxies, draft shareholder resolutions, screen all university investments, establish new programs that encourage social and environmental responsibility and override all financial decisions the committee deems socially irresponsible, including investment decisions. The committee will be composed of two subcommittees: one to assess the operating budget and one to assess the endowment holdings. Each committee will be composed of ten students democratically elected from the graduate and under-graduate student bodies. All committee decisions will be made a strict majority vote, and will be upheld by the university. All members of the Socially Responsible Finance Committee will sit on the board of trustees, and will have equal voting rights. All Socially Responsible Finance Committee and Trustee meetings shall be open to the public, and their minutes made accessible electronically through NYU's website. Elections will be held the second Tuesday of every March beginning March 10th 2009, and meetings will be held biweekly beginning the week of March 30th 2009.

        8.    That the first two orders of business of the Socially Responsible Finance committee will be:
        a) An in depth investigation of all investments in war and genocide profiteers, as well as companies profiting from the occupation of Palestinian territories.
        b) A reassessment of the recently lifted of the ban on Coca Cola products.

        9.    That annual scholarships be provided for thirteen Palestinian students, starting with the 2009/2010 academic year. These scholarships will include funding for books, housing, meals and travel expenses.

        10.    That the university donate all excess supplies and materials in an effort to rebuild the University of Gaza.

        11.    Tuition stabilization for all students, beginning with the class of 2012. All students will pay their initial tuition rate throughout the course of their education at New York University.  Tuition rates for each successive year will not exceed the rate of inflation, nor shall they exceed one percent. The university shall meet 100% of government-calculated student financial need.

        12.    That student groups have priority when reserving space in the buildings owned or leased by New York University, including, and especially, the Kimmel Center.

        13.    That the general public have access to Bobst Library.

        Along with this, students have issued a

        SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

        We, the students of Take Back NYU! declare our solidarity with the student [sleepovers] in Greece,
        Italy, and the United Kingdom, as well as those of the University of
        Rochester, the New School for Social Research, and with future
        [sleepovers] to come in the name of democracy and student power. We stand
        in solidarity with the University of Gaza, and with the people of
        Palestine.

      • a.gronowicz@att.net
        http://nyulocal.com/on-campus/2009/02/18/exclusive-tbnyu-takes-over-kimmel-marketplace/
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 19, 2009
        • Paul Cronin
          The Painfully Ridiculous End to the NYU Revolution
          Message 4 of 5 , Feb 24, 2009
            The Painfully Ridiculous End to the NYU Revolution


            http://gawker.com/5159003/the-painfully-ridiculous-end-to-the-nyu-revolution


            2009/2/18 <a.gronowicz@...>
            NYU BUILDING TAKEOVER!!!

            At approximately 10pm tonight (Feb. 18), students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They have blockaded the doors and declared an occupation! They presented their demands to the NYU administration. They read as follows:

            DEMANDS

            We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two-year campaign by the Take Back NYU! coalition, and of campaigns from years past, in whose footsteps we follow.

            In order to create a more accountable, democratic and socially responsible university, we demand the following:

            1.    Full legal and disciplinary amnesty for all parties involved in the occupation.

            2.    Full compensation for all employees whose jobs were disrupted during the course of the occupation.

            3.    Public release of NYU's annual operating budget, including a full list of university expenditures, salaries for all employees compensated on a semester or annual basis, funds allocated for staff wages, contracts to non-university organizations for university construction and services, financial aid data for each college, and money allocated to each college, department, and administrative unit of the university. Furthermore, this should include a full disclosure of the amount and sources of the university's funding.

            4.    Disclosure of NYU's endowment holdings, investment strategy, projected endowment growth, and persons, corporations and firms involved in the investment of the university's endowment funds. Additionally, we demand an endowment oversight body of students, faculty and staff who exercise shareholder proxy voting power for the university's investments.

            5.    That the NYU Administration agrees to resume negotiations with GSOC/UAW Local 2110 – the union for NYU graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and research assistants. That NYU publically affirm its commitment to respect all its workers, including student employees, by recognizing their right to form unions and to bargain collectively. That NYU publically affirm that it will recognize workers' unions through majority card verification.

            6.    That NYU signs a contract guaranteeing fair labor practices for all NYU employees at home and abroad. This contract will extend to subcontracted workers, including bus drivers, food service employees and anyone involved in the construction, operation and maintenance at any of NYU's non-U.S. sites.

            7.    The establishment of a student elected Socially Responsible Finance Committee. This Committee will have full power to vote on proxies, draft shareholder resolutions, screen all university investments, establish new programs that encourage social and environmental responsibility and override all financial decisions the committee deems socially irresponsible, including investment decisions. The committee will be composed of two subcommittees: one to assess the operating budget and one to assess the endowment holdings. Each committee will be composed of ten students democratically elected from the graduate and under-graduate student bodies. All committee decisions will be made a strict majority vote, and will be upheld by the university. All members of the Socially Responsible Finance Committee will sit on the board of trustees, and will have equal voting rights. All Socially Responsible Finance Committee and Trustee meetings shall be open to the public, and their minutes made accessible electronically through NYU's website. Elections will be held the second Tuesday of every March beginning March 10th 2009, and meetings will be held biweekly beginning the week of March 30th 2009.

            8.    That the first two orders of business of the Socially Responsible Finance committee will be:
            a) An in depth investigation of all investments in war and genocide profiteers, as well as companies profiting from the occupation of Palestinian territories.
            b) A reassessment of the recently lifted of the ban on Coca Cola products.

            9.    That annual scholarships be provided for thirteen Palestinian students, starting with the 2009/2010 academic year. These scholarships will include funding for books, housing, meals and travel expenses.

            10.    That the university donate all excess supplies and materials in an effort to rebuild the University of Gaza.

            11.    Tuition stabilization for all students, beginning with the class of 2012. All students will pay their initial tuition rate throughout the course of their education at New York University.  Tuition rates for each successive year will not exceed the rate of inflation, nor shall they exceed one percent. The university shall meet 100% of government-calculated student financial need.

            12.    That student groups have priority when reserving space in the buildings owned or leased by New York University, including, and especially, the Kimmel Center.

            13.    That the general public have access to Bobst Library.

            Along with this, students have issued a

            SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

            We, the students of Take Back NYU! declare our solidarity with the student [sleepovers] in Greece,
            Italy, and the United Kingdom, as well as those of the University of
            Rochester, the New School for Social Research, and with future
            [sleepovers] to come in the name of democracy and student power. We stand
            in solidarity with the University of Gaza, and with the people of
            Palestine.


          • a.gronowicz@att.net
            Nonetheless: 170 Members of NYU s Faculty Release Statement & Petition Calling for Reinstatement of Suspended Take Back NYU Students As NYU faculty, we call
            Message 5 of 5 , Feb 24, 2009
              Nonetheless:


              "170 Members of NYU's Faculty Release Statement & Petition Calling for
              Reinstatement of Suspended Take Back NYU Students"

              As NYU faculty, we call on the Administration to reinstate those
              students who have been summarily suspended for their recent protest at
              Kimmel, pending proper hearings by NYU's disciplinary board. If there
              is disciplinary action, it should follow--not precede--fair hearings,
              in which both sides are represented and the faculty consulted.

              The Administration's statement on the Kimmel occupation focused only
              on student misconduct, thereby failing to acknowledge that the protest
              took place in response to the Administration's conduct of university
              business. We therefore call on the Administration to address the
              serious policy issues that the protest has now raised, by working
              with the faculty, students, and staff to establish a university-wide
              fiscal accountability committee. In these hard times, candor and
              transparency are essential, if NYU's economic policies are not to
              cause more friction, misunderstanding, and civil disobedience.

              Allegations of excessive use of force against the protesters should be
              investigated promptly by an independent university committee.

              We view the Kimmel occupation as symptomatic of a deeper malady
              afflicting NYU: a lack of educational community. In such a community,
              students would not find it necessary to take over buildings to make
              their voices heard and their ideas respected.

              -----------------------------------------------
              Thomas Abercrombie, Anthropology
              Rodolfo Aiello, Spanish and Portuguese
              Gwendolyn Alker, Drama
              Awam Amkpa, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Emily Apter, French and Comparative Literature
              John Archer, English
              Caron Atlas, Art and Public Policy
              Adam Becker, Classics and Religious Studies
              Thomas Bender, History
              Amy Bentley, Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
              Howard Besser, Cinema Studies
              JungBong Choi, Cinema Studies

              Jan Clausen, Draper Program
              Joy Connolly, Classics
              Manthia Diawara, Institute for African American Affairs
              Ana Maria Dopico, Comparative Literature/Spanish and Portuguese
              Georgina Dopico Black, Spanish and Portuguese
              Neil Brenner, Sociology and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Herrick Chapman, History and Institute of French Studies
              Gene Cittadino, Gallatin
              Robby Cohen, Teaching and Learning
              Catherine Coray, Drama
              Patricia Crain, English
              Suzanne Cusick, Music
              Arlene Davila, Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Patrick Deer, English
              David Dent, Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Mark Dery, Journalism
              Hasia Diner, Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History
              Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social and Cultural Analysis
              E. L. Doctorow, English
              Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Stephen Duncombe, Gallatin
              Troy Duster, Sociology
              Tamer el-Leithy, Middle Eastern Studies
              Julie Elman, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Henry Em, East Asian Studies
              Kathy Engel, Gallatin
              Khaled Fahmy, Middle Eastern Studies
              Ada Ferrer, History
              Hartry Field, Philosophy
              Karen Finley, Art and Public Policy
              Sibylle Fischer, Spanish & Portuguese
              JoEllen Fisherkeller, Media, Culture, and Communication
              Paul Fleming, German
              Juan Flores, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Luis Francia, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Miriam Frank, Liberal Studies
              Sharon Friedman, Gallatin
              Brett Gary, Media, Culture, and Communication
              Gabriel Giorgi, Spanish and Portuguese
              Michael Gilsenan, Middle Eastern Studies
              Faye Ginsburg, Anthropology
              Gayatri Gopinath, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Alfonso Gonzales, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Linda Gordon, History
              Manu Goswami, History
              Greg Grandin, History
              Jean Graybeal, Gallatin
              Jeffrey Goodwin, Sociology
              Ed Guerrero, Cinema Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Sally Guttmacher, Public Health
              Hala Halim, Comparative Literature & Middle Eastern Studies
              Yukiko Hanawa, East Asian Studies
              Lynne Haney, Sociology
              Harry Harootunian, East Asian Studies
              Phil Harper, English and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Martin Harries, English
              Christine Harrington, Politics and Law & Society
              Barbara Heyns, Sociology
              Robert Hinton, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Martha Hodes, History
              Kristin Horton, Gallatin
              Allen Hunter, Steinhardt.
              Katherine Hurbis-Cherrier, Film and Television
              Steve Hutkins, Gallatin
              John Jost, Psychology
              Faranza Kapadia, Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
              Marion Kaplan, Hebrew and Judaic Studies
              Rebecca Karl, History
              Julia Keydel, Film and Television
              David Kirkland, Teaching and Learning
              Terry Knickerbocker, Drama
              Zoya Kocur, Art and Arts Professions
              Michael Landy, Psychology
              Andrew Lee, Bobst Library
              Zachary Lockman, Middle Eastern Studies
              Michele Lowrie, Classics
              David Ludden, History
              Steven Lukes, Sociology
              Randy Martin, Art and Public Policy
              Anna McCarthy, Cinema Studies
              John Maynard, English
              Annette Michelson, Cinema Studies
              Mark Crispin Miller, Media, Culture and Communication
              Bella Mirabella, Gallatin
              Nicolas Mirzoeff, Media, Culture and Communication.
              Michele Mitchell, History
              Sylvia Molloy, Spanish and Portuguese
              Jim Morgan, Art History
              Jennifer Morgan, History and Social and Cultural Analysis
              José Muñoz, Performance Studies
              Fred Myers, Anthropology
              Michael Nash, Bobst Library
              Mary Nolan, History
              Paul North, German
              Lorie Novak, Photography & Imaging
              Tavia Nyong'o, Performance Studies
              Bertell Ollman, Politics
              Crystal Parikh, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Michael Peachin, Department of Classics
              Marta Peixoto, Spanish and Portuguese
              Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies & Religious Studies
              Denis Pelli, Psychology and Neural Science
              Leslie Peirce, History and Middle Eastern Studies
              Rene Poitevin, Gallatin
              Dana Polan, Cinema Studies
              Anne Rademacher, Social and Cultural Analysis and Environmental Studies
              Joseph Rafter, Teaching and Learning
              Michael Ralph, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Maia Ramnath, Draper Program
              Nancy Regalado, French
              Timothy Reiss, Comparative Literature
              Moss Roberts, East Asian Studies
              Agnieszka Roginska, Music and Perfoming Arts Professions
              Patricia Romandetto, Teaching and Learning
              Avital Ronell, German and Comparative Literature
              Renato Rosaldo, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Andrew Ross, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Kristin Ross, Comparative Literature
              William Ruddick, Philosophy
              Yumary Ruiz, Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
              Aiofe Ryan, Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
              Chris Rzonca, ACT-UAW Local 7902
              Josefina Saldaña, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Jeff Sammons, History
              Andrew Sartori, History
              Karen Sharif-Mcleod, Teaching and Learning
              Ella Shohat, Arts Politics and Middle Eastern Studies
              Sukhdev Sandhu, Social and Cultural Analysis and English
              William Serrin, Journalism
              Karen Shimakawa, Performance Studies
              George Shulman, Gallatin
              Nikhil Singh, Social and Cultural Analysis and History
              John Singler, Linguistics
              Lok Siu, Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Marita Sturken, Media, Culture and Communication
              Constance Sutton, Anthropology
              M. Trika Smith-Burke, Educational Psychology
              Jeffrey Spear, English
              Judith Stacey, Sociology and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Robert Stam, Cinema Studies
              Connie Sutton, Anthropology
              Jack Tchen, Social and Cultural Analysis and Gallatin
              Paul Thompson, Film and Television
              Sinclair Thomson, History
              Thuy Linh Tu, Social and Cultural Analysis
              Diana Turk, Teaching and Learning
              Jim Uleman, Psychology
              Robert Vorlicky, Drama
              Daniel Walkowitz, History and Social and Cultural Analysis
              Barbara Weinstein, History
              Grant Wenaws, Music and Perfoming Arts Professions
              Michael Westerman, Psychology
              Deb Willis, Photography and Imaging
              Marilyn Young, History
              Jonathan Zimmerman, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions
               
              -------------- Original message from Paul Cronin <pauljcronin@...>: --------------

              The Painfully Ridiculous End to the NYU Revolution


              http://gawker. com/5159003/ the-painfully- ridiculous- end-to-the- nyu-revolution


              2009/2/18 <a.gronowicz@ att.net>
              NYU BUILDING TAKEOVER!!!

              At approximately 10pm tonight (Feb. 18), students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They have blockaded the doors and declared an occupation! They presented their demands to the NYU administration. They read as follows:

              DEMANDS

              We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two-year campaign by the Take Back NYU! coalition, and of campaigns from years past, in whose footsteps we follow.

              In order to create a more accountable, democratic and socially responsible university, we demand the following:

              1.    Full legal and disciplinary amnesty for all parties involved in the occupation.

              2.    Full compensation for all employees whose jobs were disrupted during the course of the occupation.

              3.    Public release of NYU's annual operating budget, including a full list of university expenditures, salaries for all employees compensated on a semester or annual basis, funds allocated for staff wages, contracts to non-university organizations for university construction and services, financial aid data for each college, and money allocated to each college, department, and administrative unit of the university. Furthermore, this should include a full disclosure of the amount and sources of the university's funding.

              4.    Disclosure of NYU's endowment holdings, investment strategy, projected endowment growth, and persons, corporations and firms involved in the investment of the university's endowment funds. Additionally, we demand an endowment oversight body of students, faculty and staff who exercise shareholder proxy voting power for the university's investments.

              5.    That the NYU Administration agrees to resume negotiations with GSOC/UAW Local 2110 – the union for NYU graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and research assistants. That NYU publically affirm its commitment to respect all its workers, including student employees, by recognizing their right to form unions and to bargain collectively. That NYU publically affirm that it will recognize workers' unions through majority card verification.

              6.    That NYU signs a contract guaranteeing fair labor practices for all NYU employees at home and abroad. This contract will extend to subcontracted workers, including bus drivers, food service employees and anyone involved in the construction, operation and maintenance at any of NYU's non-U.S. sites.

              7.    The establishment of a student elected Socially Responsible Finance Committee. This Committee will have full power to vote on proxies, draft shareholder resolutions, screen all university investments, establish new programs that encourage social and environmental responsibility and override all financial decisions the committee deems socially irresponsible, including investment decisions. The committee will be composed of two subcommittees: one to assess the operating budget and one to assess the endowment holdings. Each committee will be composed of ten students democratically elected from the graduate and under-graduate student bodies. All committee decisions will be made a strict majority vote, and will be upheld by the university. All members of the Socially Responsible Finance Committee will sit on the board of trustees, and will have equal voting rights. All Socially Responsible Finance Committee and Trustee meetings shall be open to the public, and their minutes made accessible electronically through NYU's website. Elections will be held the second Tuesday of every March beginning March 10th 2009, and meetings will be held biweekly beginning the week of March 30th 2009.

              8.    That the first two orders of business of the Socially Responsible Finance committee will be:
              a) An in depth investigation of all investments in war and genocide profiteers, as well as companies profiting from the occupation of Palestinian territories.
              b) A reassessment of the recently lifted of the ban on Coca Cola products.

              9.    That annual scholarships be provided for thirteen Palestinian students, starting with the 2009/2010 academic year. These scholarships will include funding for books, housing, meals and travel expenses.

              10.    That the university donate all excess supplies and materials in an effort to rebuild the University of Gaza.

              11.    Tuition stabilization for all students, beginning with the class of 2012. All students will pay their initial tuition rate throughout the course of their education at New York University.  Tuition rates for each successive year will not exceed the rate of inflation, nor shall they exceed one percent. The university shall meet 100% of government-calculat ed student financial need.

              12.    That student groups have priority when reserving space in the buildings owned or leased by New York University, including, and especially, the Kimmel Center.

              13.i  That the general public have access to Bobst Library.

              Along with this, students have issued a

              SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

              We, the students of Take Back NYU! declare our solidarity with the student [sleepovers] in Greece,
              Italy, and the United Kingdom, as well as those of the University of
              Rochester, the New School for Social Research, and with future
              [sleepovers] to come in the name of democracy and student power. We stand
              in solidarity with the University of Gaza, and with the people of
              Palestine.


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