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UMass AMherst Protests FEE INCREASE of $495
17 Dec 2001
Protest March on Whitmore Administration Building, UMass Amherst

12-14-01
http://wmassimc.org/mediawire.html
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Protest March on Whitmore Administration Building, UMass Amherst 12-14-01 http://wmassimc.org/mediawire.html
Protest March on Whitmore Administration Building, UMass Amherst

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While the University encourages us to write our legislators and tighten our belts, the $495 fee increase will force low-income undergrads out of the university. A flat fee-hike has a disproportionate effect on the poor, people of color, and students who work to pay for their education. For wealthy students, this is just an inconvenience. For the lowest-income students, it is the end of their college career. This is another part of a long-term strategy/effect of UMass policies, which is pushing for a wealthier, whiter, corporatized and privatized McUniversity, abandoning the mission of public higher education and the land-grant university.
La Lucha Continua
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http://www.wmassimc.org/media/photos/whitmore12-14-01
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