Student activism has a way of working sometimes. We like what the participants in Wednesday night’s “Take Back The Economy” did. The Rutgers Student Union and members of the Rutgers University Students Against Sweatshops listened to colleagues across the nation via webcast on how to raise awareness on certain issues. Molly Magier, organizing director of the USAS chapter at the University, spoke from Washington, D.C., on the “Walk into Action” protest against tuition hikes last semester. The University increased tuition by only 1.8 percent, which is the lowest in two decades. The organization’s latest attempt was reaching President Richard L. McCormick to discuss removing the pay freeze for faculty and staff. We respect the students’ cause and believe they can accomplish something. For that, we give them a laurel and continue to support them.


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