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Baruch Cancels Classes To Avoid Repeat Of Protest

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Baruch College has decided to postpone its classes on Monday to ensure safety of all students, faculty and staff following last week’s tuition price hike protest.

The protest over the proposed tuition hike led to 15 arrests. No Baruch students were arrests, and none of those arrested were seriously injured.

Mitchel Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, said the college is trying to avoid any repetition of unrest that happened last week.

“I want to restate again my commitment to the right of free expression on the Baruch College campus,” he said in a statement. “Until such time as we are able to obtain an outdoor public plaza, we will work to identify other public spaces where members of the Baruch College community can gather to express their views in a peaceful and orderly fashion.”

All classes scheduled to begin after 3 p.m. on Monday will be rescheduled for Dec. 2, according to the statement.

The CUNY Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the tuition hike proposal on Monday.

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