"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."

Welcome to Infoshop News
Saturday, April 19 2014 @ 05:00 AM CDT

#OccupyDePaul: A Communique from the DePaul Student Occupiers

Occupy Wall Street

We, the students now occupying the Student Center of DePaul University, make a call to the students and faculty of DePaul and the city of Chicago, on behalf of our Vincentian mission, to join us as we protest the forthcoming tuition hikes (both tonight and in the coming days and years).

#OccupyDePaul: A Communique from the DePaul Student Occupiers

On Behalf of our Vincentian Mission: A Communique from the DePaul Student Occupiers

3/2/2012

We, the students now occupying the Student Center of DePaul University, make a call to the students and faculty of DePaul and the city of Chicago, on behalf of our Vincentian mission, to join us as we protest the forthcoming tuition hikes (both tonight and in the coming days and years).

Our actions this evening have occurred within the larger context of the international STUDENT DEBT CRISIS. Student debt is now the largest debt bubble in the nation (exceeding credit card debt as of this year), tuition rates have risen over 400% in the last 25 years (far above the rate of inflation), and the collection rights of student loan companies are more expansive than any other loan system. As education has been privatized and government funding has decreased, students have been forced to leave school with absurd, untenable, and insurmountable quantities of debt. All the while, military defense spending proceeds unfettered and the banks are bailed out.

At DePaul (the most tuition-based institution in the nation), expansionist policies have caused tuition to rise 35% in the last seven years, causing the average student to leave with $28,000 in debt and the average graduate student with $51,000. As we have manifested in these past hours, and as the London student riots and Spanish student insurrections of this past year have evidenced, students are not willing to accept these conditions any longer and are finding ways to voice our discontent.

Join us in the struggle for a free and open system of higher education.

Come tomorrow at 7:30 AM in the DePaul Student Center (2550 N. Sheffield) as we rally outside of the meeting of the Board of Trustees and demand that they not vote to increase our debts and eviscerate our futures.

In the name of a more egalitarian society,

The DePaul Student Occupiers, March 2, 2012

_________________

For updates, see #OccupyDePaul on Twitter

Occupy Chicago Press Relations // http://www.facebook.com/press.comm // @OCPress

_________________

Media Coverage:

University Trustees Try To Duck ‘Occupy DePaul’ Protesters
CBS News Chicago
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/03/university-trustees-try-to-duck-occupy-depaul-protesters/

DePaul University Students Protest Tuition Hikes
WGN TV Chicago
http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-depaul-university-college-school-protest-rally-tuition-hike-increase-demonstration-sitin-overnight-tents-studentcenter-sheffield-mar3,0,6132856.story

DePaul students decry planned tuition hikes
Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-depaul-students-decry-planned-tuition-hikes-20120302,0,5742495.story

DePaul Students Occupy President's Office To Protest Tuition Hike
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/depaul-students-occupy-pr_n_1316130.html?ref=chicago

DePaul Students to Resume Protest of Tuition Hike
NBC News Chicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/DePaul-Students-to-Resume-Protest-of-Tuition-Hike-141170173.html

DePaul University students protest proposed tuition hike
Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/10996981-418/depaul-university-students-protest-proposed-tuition-hike.html

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ask
  • Kirtsy
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Reddit
  • MySpace
  • Fark
  • Del.icio.us
  • Blogmarks
  • Yahoo Buzz
#OccupyDePaul: A Communique from the DePaul Student Occupiers | 0 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.