Hunger Strike at Vassar

December 10, 2009

Three students started a hunger strike at Vassar College Tuesday, while other students organized a sing-in -- all designed to get the institution to reverse a decision to eliminate the jobs of 13 staff members, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported. The students say that the jobs can be preserved. College officials said that staffing reductions are necessary due to endowment losses, and that those whose positions are being eliminated have received first chance at other jobs that have opened up.

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