During my time at Columbia we mobilized against racism in 2004 and won the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which has done important work but has little leverage in Low Library. In 2006 we fought to stop hate on Columbia's campus and we won very little. We drew on the legacy of 1968, 1985, 1996. This year, students are also drawing on the recent legacy of 2004 and 2006 to demonstrate the unmet promises and outstanding demands and they've harnessed momentum in a new way. I fully support the hunger strikers and the hundreds of students calling for a more just and accountable Columbia University.
-Nell Geiser, CC '06