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Occupy Student movement gaining steam

It seems as though the student wing of Occupy has been lagging behind the normally more conservative union movement. But signs are emerging that students are realizing this is their fight too.
Locally an action has emerged for Portland State students to stage a walkout followed by a student general assembly planned on November 16th.

Nationally November 2nd and 3rd the first in what hopefully will become a series of coordinated national days of Occupy teach-ins. Campuses that participated included.

For for information on the Occupy Colleges movement visit  http://occupycolleges.org/

1. Amherst College Amhest, Massachusetts
2. Arcadia University Glenside, PA
3. Bowdoin College Brunswick Maine
4. Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
5. Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
6. C. W. Post/LIU Brookville, NY
7. California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA
8. California State University,Long Beach Long Beach, CA
9. Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
10. Cerritos College Norwalk, Ca
11. Champlain College Burlington, VT
12. City College of New York New York, New York
13. Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, Pa
14. College of San Mateo San Mateo, CA
15. College of Staten Island Staten Island, New York
16. Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
17. Connecticut College New London, CT
18. CSUB - California State Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
19. Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington
20. FAU- Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida
21. Felician College Rutherford, NJ
22. Florida International University Miami, FL
23. Framingham State University Framingham, MA
24. Glendale Community College Glendale CA
25. Guilford College Greensboro, North Carolina
26. Humboldt State University Arcata, California
27. Jefferson Community & Technical College Louisville, KY
28. Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI
29. Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS
30. LA Mission College LA, California
31. Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
32. Miami University Oxford OH
33. Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
34. Mills College Oakland, CA
35. NMSU Las Cruces, NM
36. North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
37. Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Il
38. Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
39. Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
40. Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
41. Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
42. Onondaga Community College Syracuse, New York
43. Penn State University State College, PA
44. Pima community college TUCSON
45. Pitzer College Claremont, CA
46. Radford University Radford, VA
47. Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee
48. Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
49. Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
50. Rutgers-Newark Newark, NJ
51. San Diego State University San Diego
52. San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
53. Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
54. SFSU - San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
55. South Central College Mankato Mankato, Minnesota
56. South Georgia College Douglas. GA
57. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
58. St. Mary\ Moraga, CA
59. Stetson University DeLand, FL
60. Stonehill College Easton, MA
61. SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, New York
62. SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
63. SUNY Purchase Purchase, NY
64. Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
65. Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
66. UCSB Santa Barbara CA
67. UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST Juneau, Alaska
68. University of Boulder Boulder, CO
69. University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
70. University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
71. University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
72. University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
73. University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
74. University of Maryland College Park, Maryland
75. University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
76. University of South Florida Tampa, FL
77. University of Southern Denmark Odense, Denmark
78. University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
79. University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
80. University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin
81. USC - University of Southern California Los Angeles
82. Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
83. Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO
84. Wayne State University Detroit, Mi
85. Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
86. Western State College of Colorado Gunnison, Colorado
87. Winthrop University Rock Hill, South Carolina

happy to see it 06.Nov.2011 08:08

Shaker

Like many, I've been less happy about the fact that the young have seemed to be absent when it comes to protests, and at times seem to view them as singular events. The Occupy movement has awakened some youngsters, and it's not only needed, it's necessary. Indignance from them is welcome, even if it's toward this comment. We can sort things out later. Besides, my old (and increasingly cynical) bones don't handle the weather (nature's, as well as the social weather of our own making) so well anymore.