HSU Students Plan Walkout Today to Protest Tuition Hikes
Students from Humboldt State University plan a walkout today at noon on the Quad to protest higher tuition rates. Multiple organizations including HSU’s M.E.Ch.A. chapter, HSU Green, I.N.R.S.E.P., DDY, Humboldt Unity Coalition Front, and Associated Students of HSU are coordinating the rally.
According to a letter sent out by Haley McQuown of Power Up!,
In present day, California spends 41% less per CSU student than it did in 1985. Concurrently, the CSU student demographic has switched from a dominantly white institution to an institution composed of mostly students of color (CFA, 2017). This suggests that as the students in the CSU system are becoming more ethnically diverse, funding is becoming increasingly sparse.
McQuown urges students to “to take a stand for your education, for the education of your community, and for the education of generations to come.”
We’ll have a reporter covering the protest today.