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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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Statement of Solidarity: Prof. Gary Y. Okihiro

Please convey my support of the student strikers in their demands for equity and justice. It is unfortunate when students, who are at Columbia and Barnard for an education, must themselves educate their professors, Columbia's/Barnard's administrators, and their fellow students about the importance, nay necessity of a more democratic, responsible, and inclusive university, college, curriculum, and climate. The struggle continues.

Gary Y. Okihiro
Professor of International and Public Affairs