[Apartheid protest at Tufts University, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 4/25/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Callie Crossley interviews Alysa Rose (Tufts student) about the student occupation of Ballou Hall at Tufts University. Rose says that the demonstrators have demanded that the university divest completely from South Africa and that the university increase financial aid for low-income and minority students. Rose criticizes the administration's decision to bar food from Ballou Hall during the student occupation. Rose remarks that the demonstrations across the nation prove that college students are not apathetic. Crossley interviews Michael Mayo (Tufts student) about the demonstration. Mayo says that he supports efforts to draw attention to apartheid but disagrees with the confrontational approach of the demonstrators at Tufts. Mayo analyzes student reactions to the demonstration on campus and talks about the history of student protests at Tufts University. Crossley interviews Tiffany Wheeler (Tufts student) about the demonstration. Wheeler says that she supports the demonstration and hopes that the Tufts administration will change its policies. Student demonstrators sit and stand under the portico of Ballou Hall while they chant and sing. Protest signs hang at the door and in the windows of the building. A protest sign hanging at the entrance to the hall reads "Biko Hall." Tufts University police officers stand near the students under the portico of the building. Crossley interviews Curtis Barnes (Tufts University Communications Department) about the student occupation of Ballou Hall. Barnes says that the administration will allow the demonstration to continue. Barnes discusses the university's police of selective divestment from South Africa and university efforts to strengthen the financial aid packages of minority students. Barnes says that the administration will not negotiate with the students. He talks about the administration's decision not to allow food or students into Ballou Hall during the student occupation.
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Apartheid - Protests
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