Students end sit-in at Cal State Fullerton
The Cal State Fullerton students who protested budget cuts across the Cal State system with a four-day sit-in on the Fullerton campus said Thursday they can sleep in their own beds again, content with their effort.
After hammering out the language with administrators through the morning, the students agreed to a letter that ends the protest in the campus administration building.
By Thursday afternoon, the students’ sleeping bags were rolled up, and their eyes were bleary from days with little or no sleep. Yet they still had the energy to cheer as Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon signed the letter, which was called a “Statement in Defense of Public Education.”
The one-page document offers a shared desire “to recommit to and reinvest in public education,” but does not outline any policy initiatives or make any promises regarding the university budget.
-- Rick Rojas
Photo: Armed with sleeping bags, blankets, books, computers, and food, Cal State Fullerton students sat, slept and gathered in the hallways of Langsdorf Hall in peaceful protest of systemwide budget cuts. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times