Ethnic Studies with professors and hiring power
Major Cultures with classes on colonialism and race
responsibly through community input
Increase administrative support

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Statement from the strikers' support team

This evening, one hunger striker was admitted to St. Luke's hospital. She will not continue the strike for personal medical reasons.

Organizers, other strikers, and supporters are aware that risks to the body are inherent in the action of a hunger strike, and we greatly respect her commitment to doing what she and others feel is a necessary action to demand change at the university.

Her hunger strike is over, but her commitment to the demands — support for ethnic studies, an ethical expansion, reform of the Core, and an accountable and supportive administration — continues. We hope that members of the Columbia community who identify with these issues will challenge themselves and others to act for change.

-the strikers' support team