posted: 5:05 PM, November 7, 2007 by Michael Clancy
Six Columbia University undergrads went on hunger strike Wednesday to protest the university's expansion into Manhattanville, the lack of a resources for ethnic studies, and the administration's response to recent hate crimes on campus.
The student won't reveal their names but have launched a blog to publicize their cause and explain why they've taken such strong measures.
Part of their manifesto states:
The announcement follows a string of bias incidents that have occurred on campus this semester, including the hanging of a noose on the door of a black Teacher’s College professor, the spray-painting of a swastika on a Jewish TC professor’s door, and the discovery of anti-Semitic, racist, and Islamophobic graffiti in Columbia restrooms.