Friday, April 15, 2011

Student protesters occupy building at Sac State

The Associated Press
Posted: 04/14/2011 01:02:50 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Students at California State University, Sacramento are occupying a campus building for a second day to protest state budget cuts to higher education.

The sit-in began Wednesday when students protested inside the administration building at Sacramento State University, one of 23 CSU campuses where students held demonstrations.

Student organizer Yeimi Lopez says 15 students spent the night in the building's lobby, and they were joined by several groups of students and two state lawmakers Thursday.

The students are calling on university President Alexander Gonzales to stop giving raises to administrators and to support legislation that would tax oil companies to raise money for California's public colleges.

Campus officials say Gonzales has agreed to post their demands on the university's website, but can't take a public stand on state legislation.

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