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Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 14, 2019

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had...

Phillips: Despite University inaction, students still retain power

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover passed last week, I found myself doing a lot of thinking about the history of this campus, and particularly about how much those student activists in 1968 were willing...

Letter to the Editor: Student activists denounce university’s co-optation of Bursar’s Office Takeover, demand action

May 3, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

This week the university has been commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover, when about 120 students occupied the Bursar’s Office on May 3, 1968, in order to demand improvements in the conditions of...