Occupation by Salem College students goes into second day


A student sit-in at Main Building on the campus of Salem College to protest living conditions, racism, transphobia and poor mental health continued into the second day on Tuesday.

Leniece Linder, president of the black student union — known as BADU, or Black Americans Demonstrating Unity — said alumni have been donating money and pizza to support the occupation. A delegation of students expects to meet with administration at 4:30 p.m.

“We’re going to start negotiating on stuff that we feel we can work out,” Linder said. “We won’t negotiate on stuff that we feel is non-negotiable.”

Linder said administrative staff relocated to another building on campus at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. The students did not stay at Main Building overnight, but returned to resume the occupation at 8 a.m. today.

Previous reporting here.

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