Almost 500 students invaded the University of Chicago administration building Thursday (January 30) to protest the firing of a sociology professor.
LS Students outside building
MS Students enter building
MS Students go up stairs
MS Students in halls
CU Student leader speaking: The demands are as followings: one, the immediate rehiring of Marlene Dixon as assistant professor of sociology and human development. Two, the acceptance, in principle, of equal student-faculty power in hiring and firing of professors. Three, that any pay loss suffered by the employees as a result of our action to be recompensed by the university."
MS Students file out of office
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Background: Almost 500 students invaded the University of Chicago administration building Thursday (January 30) to protest the firing of a sociology professor.
The students contend that 32-year-old Mrs. Marlene Dixon was fired because of her radical political views and the fact that she is a woman. Mrs. Dixon, however, insists that her situation only triggered the revolt. She said the students are struggling for broader issues.
University officials informed the students that whoever didn't leave a certain time Thursday would be disciplined. The University has refused to call in Chicago police to remove the students who are occupying the building. In earlier demonstrations the University did call in city police.
The students decided Friday (January 31) that they plan to continue their sit-in through the Weekend.