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On Thursday, October 7, students, professors, and campus workers of the Campus Labor Coalition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joined in a national day of action to save public education. Some 200 people showed up at a rally in front of the Alma Mater. Report cards were displayed and the crowd was permitted to grade the university on its performance. In recent years, the university administration has ballooned while tuition has gone up 9.5%, the number of black freshmen on campus has plummeted, and wages have been frozen. Due to these conditions, the grades given to the university were dismally low, with all Fs except for a D- in legislative lobbying.
The grade cards were then taken to the Swanlund Administration Building and delivered to the office of Chancellor Bob Easter. The following day, on October 8, a meeting is scheduled between members of the Campus Labor Coalition and University of Illinois President Michael Hogan at noon in the University YMCA Chapel. Today was only a report on mid-term grades. We will have to wait to see if the university administration will improve its standing.
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