At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, members of Take Back NYU (you’ve probably noticed their purple stencils on the sidewalks – only to be knocked down face-first by someone shouting “Watch where ya goin’, buddy!”) did just that – they reclaimed their territory. Students staged a sit-in at the third floor dining hall of the Kimmel Center, barricading themselves inside with tables to keep police at bay. Their demands include full disclosure of the NYU budget, the creation of a student-run finance committee with the power to override administration decisions, and tuition stabilization for all students.
The style of the protest in many ways mirrors that of the New School’s dining hall protest in December. Perhaps NYU and the New School will no longer be battling it out for most fashion-forward (apparently Vogue says NYU wins, by the way – take that, Parsons!), now they will have to compete for best protest. Or better yet: most fashion-forward protest?
Photos courtesy of NYULocal