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Police Raid Univ. of Michigan Encampment; UC Santa Cruz Academic Workers Go on Strike

HeadlineMay 22, 2024

Police violently raided a student encampment at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. At least four protesters were arrested and two others were hospitalized after being pepper-sprayed by police. We will go to Michigan later in the program.
Meanwhile, academic workers at the University of California at Santa Cruz began a strike on Monday to protest the crackdown on pro-Palestinian student protesters. The strike comes days after the UAW local, which represents 48,000 workers in the UC system, voted to authorize a systemwide strike.
In other education news, the faculty at Dartmouth has voted to censure the school’s president, Sian Beilock, for calling in the police to shut down a peaceful student protest in solidarity with Palestine. Meanwhile, the Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has voted no confidence in the school’s chancellor, Javier Reyes, after police arrested more than 130 at a student encampment earlier this month.

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