The New School is now OCCUPIED!
April 10, 2009
BREAKING: Students Reclaim New School Graduate Faculty Building
Where: 65 5th Ave, NY NY
When: Right now
What: New School students have just reoccupied the entire graduate faculty building at 65 5th Ave, fully barricading themselves inside until President Kerrey and Vice-President Murtha resign. This is the same building that was occupied from December 17-19th of last year in protest of President Bob Kerrey’s mismanagement of the university. On February 10th, students announced they would “shut down the university” if President Kerrey and Vice-President Murtha did not resign by April 1st. With their demand still unmet as of this date, students have once again reclaimed this neglected, symbolic building which housed the New School for Social Research. On the 75th anniversary of the University in Exile, New School students are reclaiming the tradition of protest and political action that birthed the university and gave it meaning for generations to come.