The wave of student organizing that we saw last semester continues to build this spring, and has spread so widely that it can be difficult to keep up with. As I write this, spaces on at least five different American college campuses are under occupation by students, with the oldest, at Harvard Law, closing in on its two-month anniversary.
What follows is a list of the campuses where occupations are taking place right now. I will be updating the list regularly over the course of this semester.
University of Massachusetts
Students at UMass Amherst launched a sit-in at the Whitmore Administration Building in support of fossil fuel divestment on April 11. The students voluntarily left the building last night, but they have returned this morning. #SitAtWhit
Appalachian State University
Students occupied the administration building at Appalachian State in North Carolina on April 7, demanding that the university president condemn HB2, the state’s new anti-LGBT law. The occupation is ongoing. #OccupyAppStateAdmin
University of California, Davis
Harvard Law School