About 200 students and supporters protested yesterday against the Code of Student Conduct, according to The Daily Californian:

While administrators describe the student code of conduct as an educational process, student critics lament that the code, unlike legal proceedings, allows what they said are vague charges, unfairly delayed hearings and evidence against them that they said does not sufficiently establish guilt.

Students involved with the Nov. 20 Wheeler Hall occupation, the protests during the Nov. 18-20 meeting of the UC Board of Regents and an “Open University” staged during finals last semester face charges and subsequent disciplinary actions — including seven-month suspensions — from the Office of Student Conduct.

Democracy Now reports that there could be more than 100 potential suspensions.

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  1. Very interesting. This is now up to about a 2/3 re-enactment of the FSM:

    Outrage over administration and regent policy leading to a “spontaneous” confrontation with the police and a brief building occupation by way of a demand for open discussions with the administration. Followed by a seeming momentary truce. Followed by the administration trying to quietly take disciplinary action against the perceived leaders and main participants.

    If the administration manages to provoke a campus-wide protest with these disciplinary actions, it’ll be a 3-for-3 re-enactment.

    There were not a few students quoted in various news outlets who seemed distinctly unsympathetic to the Nov. 20th occupation. I’m sure that there were back then, too but I’m not sure the ratios are the same.

    Interesting times.