Towson University Protesters Stage Sit-In, and President Agrees to Demands

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Once again, a group of student protesters were successful in getting a university higher-up to agree to their demands. This time, the protest happened at Towson University.

According to The Towerlight, a group of black students staged a sit-in at University President Timothy Chandler’s office last night. #OccupyTowson quickly trended on social media.

The students presented a list of demands, including increasing the number of black faculty, ensuring equitable police practices for campus events and starting a course on race relations. Instead of a standoff, the eight-hour demonstration became more of a working session, as university staff and the students worked through the demands.

The list of demands was revised twice, but the session produced a document that Chandler ultimately signed. The protesters declared it was “all love,” and Chandler said he didn’t want the conversation to end there.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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