Saturday, May 24, 2008

SDS holds sit in outside Art Contatino's Office

Students for a Democratic Society in Olympia has begun a sit-in to demand reinstatement. Members of Olympia Students for a Democratic Society occupied the hallway outside the office of Vice President of Student Affairs Arthur Costantino ion Wednesday. A member of the group, says 50 to 60 students are rotating through, usually 20 to 30 at a time. The group was suspended after being unfairly discriminated against when the college cancelled a previously approved panel discussion at the last minute. Evergreen declared a moratorium on concerts following a disturbance at a hip hop congress sponsored concert in which four Thurston County sheriff's patrol cars were vandalized. But other groups were allowed to have concerts during the ban, only the SDS discussion panel was disallowed.

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