BY Nick Clunn, Staff Writer, The Record

LITTLE FALLS — A national movement that began at Rutgers University a decade ago to protest the cost of higher education expanded Monday to include Montclair State University, where students plan to occupy a college green this week to raise awareness of the issue.

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MITSU YASUKAWA/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A banner blows in the wind in front of the Montclair University student center.

The MSU version of Tent State University attracted only a handful of students in its first day of a planned weeklong camp out — and involved borrowed tents from Occupy Newark — yet organizers seemed upbeat about being able to raise awareness among fellow Red Hawks.

Members of the Montclair State University Students for a Democratic Society say debt from student loans is getting out of control, and that it is up to students to begin to question the amount of money that is now required to obtain a college degree.


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