Columbia University students rally on campus for tuition strike

Hundreds of students gathered in front of Columbia University President Lee Bollinger’s house to kick off a socially distanced rally to protest the cost of education and the school’s gentrification of Harlem.

The rallygoers are among the more than 4,000 students who have signed a petition seeking reduced tuition, a more democratic university, and various other demands related to the university’s investments in surrounding neighborhoods.

The students have committed to not paying their tuition for the upcoming year if their demands aren’t met.

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