Although occupying the Hahn Student Services building is violating student code of conduct, UC Santa Cruz campus spokesman Jim Burns said disciplinary action is not likely.
As a result of appeals to the student judicial committee, some students are no longer being held monetarily responsible for damages to Kerr Hall incurred during the November 2009 occupation. These decisions come after public objection to the university’s judicial processes.
The American Civil Liberties Union is screaming foul play for the university’s handling of the Kerr Hall occupation. Still, the administration is holding its ground.
Members of the campus community speak out at the Academic Senate Meeting about making Narrative Evaluations optional, and Judicial Proceedings regarding Kerr Hall.
As debate over the controversial judicial actions taken by the university against Kerr Hall protestors continues, over 100 faculty members step up on behalf of the students. City on a Hill Press stands with the professors and lecturers who demand review of the Student Code of Conduct and change that would guarantee the constitutional right of due process to university students.
Thirty-five students are now responsible for a payment to the university of nearly $1,000 each to cover the damages to Kerr Hall.
Prosecution of student journalists cannot and will not be tolerated.
Judicial summons have been issued to 45 students in response to the 66-hour occupation of Kerr Hall, an office building that houses high-level UCSC administrators including Chancellor George Blumenthal and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger.
SANTA CRUZ, CA – At approximately 7:00am, a number of police have arrived on-scene at the Kerr Hall occupation. No police have entered the building at this time.
Occupants in Kerr Hall expanded their space last night after deciding to break into the Chancellor’s area of the floor. The building has several corridors that have automatic lock down and cannot be accessed without a code.