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News & Notes: Dartmouth students stage sit-in at president's office

About 25 Dartmouth students staged a two-day sit-in at the school president’s office over campus diversity issues from April 1 to April 3, the Huffington Post reported.

The protest began Tuesday afternoon and demanded the president’s response to issues raised in the “Freedom Budget,” a document written by students that listed over 70 different actions for the administration to take to eradicate oppression on campus, the students alleged.

The listed items addressed issues on oppression related to racism, sexism, ableism and heterosexism. The document proposed specific actions such as hiring more racial minorities for faculty positions, expanding gender-neutral housing and bathrooms and enforcing harsher penalties to sexual offenders.

Dartmouth plans to conduct a campus climate survey and have the students meet with administrators to look into the “Freedom Budget.”

According to the agreement made between student protestors and Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson before their departure, students will not face punishment beyond low-level judicial review.

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