Occupation Over

As of 2 PM eastern standard time. Of course, Take Back NYU! completely mischaracterizes what I’ve heard happened from more reputable sources. I.e., they didn’t leave willingly, they were rounded up by the police. And they didn’t “make a difference,” because NYU did not bend to a single fucking demand.

I’ve got a lot to say about this, but I’m going to save it for a piece I’m working on right now for next week. All I’ll say right now is that it didn’t take much foresight to realize that this whole thing was going to be a disgusting waste of time. TBNYU didn’t even win the PR war–virtually the only thing that the college Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that TBNYU sucks.

10-12 NYU students lost housing over this. And for what, exactly? For some stupid, childish 60’s protest fantasy.

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2 Responses

  1. This piece might be a good reference for yours, it compares the New School protests to the Columbia one, covering the negative and positive aspects of both:
    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/the-columbia-and-new-school-sit-ins-compared/

  2. Thanks! I was actually planning on contrasting it with the New School protest, so that’s really helpful.

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