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Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

John Mejia ended their hunger strike after seven days. Mejia announced this at a rally by NoNames for Justice on the fourth floor of the Davis Center Feb. 23. Mejia, who has been striking since Feb. 16, said they were stopping because their slow death from starvation was affecting the people they...

Employee on racial justice hunger strike says too sick for interview

Employee on racial justice hunger strike says too sick for interview

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018

UVM employee John Mejia was not well enough to complete a public interview after having been on hunger strike since Friday, Feb. 16, said Emily Howe, who works in the Office of Student and Community Relations. Mejia, who works in the Office of Student and Community Relations, began the strike in ...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

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