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Absence, continued

Today there was official recognition of the GC demonstrations. Read the Top Stories story in today's Brief. The trick is, if you go to the link provided by the Brief, you won't find the actual story, that is, what occurred at Morrill Hall, but you will get a well constructed article published on May 6, written by Robert Jones of General College.
Interestingly, if you run a Google search for General College protesters, here's what comes up today, and it was the only result this morning:

Passing on the mace: UMNnews: U of M. ... Civil rights protesters tried to block entrances to Northrop the night before the inauguration during a ... Robert Jones talks about General College ...

On the surface it looks promising, doesn't it? It's talking about protesters and mentions General College and even Robert Jones. But the story is about civil rights protesters in 1963. Which is cool, but... let's hope it won't take forty years for the UMNews to cover what's happening this month.

Campus News: Presence of Absence

It's weird to work at the University, particularly on West Bank, and have to watch the local TV news to find out what is happening on campus. I went home yesterday after what seemed here a pleasant uneventful day, and on the other side of the river, students were sitting in at Morrill Hall (or Merrill Hall as one news announcer called it), and a few were getting maced.

The Save GC rally and many other events occur on campus and we're often oblivious to it all. Perhaps this is due to our geographic semi-isolation, similar to the experience of folks on the St. Paul side of campus.

I ran a search on the U of M Search for "save GC" and many of the entries were in other people's blogs. Does the U of M News update us on such events? Well, you'll get the official announcement about Strategic Positioning. For sure there were no official e-mails about such, but the Daily did pick it up today.
U police arrest 9 at sit-in

And of course the GC home page links to several relevant pages.

I'm just saying, it's strange to have to go home and watch the news to find out what happened on campus!

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