Higher Education Act Campaign Continues to Pick Up New Schools, Student Movement Grows 4/13/01

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Last week DRCNet reported on preliminary but dramatic numbers from the Department of Education on student applicants denied eligibility for financial aid next school year due to drug convictions (http://www.drcnet.org/wol/180.html#heanumbers).

The past several days have brought news of several new student government endorsements of the HEA campaign's resolution -- calling for repeal of this new law -- bringing the total to 55 campuses plus three multi-school associations.

New schools on board include:

  • Appalachian State University, North Carolina, spearheaded by the ASU ACLU chapter with the ASU NAACP, passed after a lengthy and heated debate in the campus media;
  • Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, spearheaded by Dartmouth SSDP;
  • University of North Texas, spearheaded by UNT SSDP;
  • Florida State University, spearheaded by FSU NORML and passed after contentious debate in the Student Senate;
  • Portland State University, Oregon, spearheaded by PSU NAACP; and
  • Southern Oregon University, passed with the help of the Oregon Students of Color Coalition.
Please visit http://www.RaiseYourVoice.com to send a letter to Congress supporting H.R. 786 to repeal the HEA drug provision, and to download an activist packet to find out how to get involved in the campaign.

SSDP chapters at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Hampshire College in Massachusetts are hosting conferences on April 28-29 and May 4, respectively. Visit our calendar below or at http://www.drcnet.org/wol/181.html#eventcalendar for links to further information.

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