Two students to end hunger strike after winning concessions; four others to continue fast
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Contact: Jamie Chen, Student Organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240.305.7628
Contact: David Judd, Student Organizer, email@example.com, 646.326.0944
More information: http://cu-strike.blogspot.com
The students' decision was made last night after the
The two students who are ending their fasts made this decision after thorough discussions with the remaining strikers and with other allies. The students will begin eating once more both for medical reasons and as a sign of good faith in response to administrators' concessions regarding curricular and administrative reform. Emilie and Bryan were warned yesterday that Columbia Health Services officials judged them to be in serious medical danger and that they would be placed on involuntary medical leave for the remainder of the current semester should they refuse to end their strike. The two strikers were prepared to continue regardless, but when further negotiations produced acceptable results, they decided to transition to other methods of struggle.
A meeting is scheduled for 4pm today at which students will negotiate with administrators regarding the major outstanding issue,