Syracuse University suspended more than 30 students Tuesday occupy a campus building to protest slow administrative response to a series of racial and anti-Semitic events that roiled the institution three months ago and made national news.

suspensions came after students began a sit-in at the administration building on Monday and refused to leave

the camp was the second of these protests -. the first took place in November when students occupied another building for seven consecutive days - but unlike last time, when they allowed the protesters to remain in the building while university administrators met and negotiated with them, leaders of the institution took a line decidedly difficult after students refused to move to a different location suggested on campus.

events have led to a confrontation between university leaders, who insist they understand the frustrations of students and are acting in good faith to address their concerns, and students who believe they are They are given word and must continue to agitate for real change.

Each side has lost patience with the other. The university has made clear it will not tolerate a repeat of the last encampment. Students have indicated that is exactly what college is going to get if you do not get what they want.

When #NotAgainSU, a multiracial coalition led by students of color, occupied a recreational facility on campus last November, they were responding to racial incidents on campus during the so-called two weeks of hate when a series of swastikas and several racial slurs were discovered in the construction of walls, among other worrying developments on the campus of New York.

University Chancellor Kent Syverud signed an agreement with the protesters committing to address a number of demands, including changes in bias University political reporting incidents and increased resources for students of color, and staff more diverse and centralized space multicultural campus offices and programs -. all of which the university says that have already been implemented or are pending

This time, however, university officials say they are not going to fold policies accom modate participants participating in a sit-in Crouse Hinds Hall, where the offices of chancellor and other administrators. More than 30 students remained in the building on Tuesday, and all received temporary suspensions because it violates a policy of disruption of the campus. University classes normally held all the building also moved.

"There was an option to enforce the policy" that was in force last November and today, but administrators decided to enforce it on Monday when the students refused to leave the building at the time of the closure, said Ellen Mbuqe, director of news and public relations.

A #NotAgainSU student organizer who was in the November issue both sit and sit most recently suspended, but who declined to be identified, said he may appeal the suspension. A statement by John Liu, vice provost and interim president, said the suspended students living in university residences can stay there, but can not attend school or enter the campus facilities.

"Despite the university continues to support the peaceful demonstration and the free and respectful exchange of ideas, university leaders are enforcing established policies that help maintain an environment that fosters sensitivity, understanding and respect for all 22,000 students in our community, and our faculty, staff and visitors, "said the statement.

said officials of the university in a different statement that the "continued unwillingness by some to engage constructively along with the changing demands, the challenge of our collective progress forward." #NotAgainSU disputed that assertion and said administrators only interacted with the protesters to negotiate his transfer to another building on campus, not to mention their complaints. Administrators offered the group hold the camp at the university library, which is open 24 hours a day, but that would have defeated the purpose of the demonstration, said the organizer of the student.

"Change does not come to school unless occupation like this happens," said the organizer. "A protest is an active interrupt. That is intentional - we knew what we were doing "

Protesters continue to demand the resignation of what they call el'núcleo of cuatro'- Syverud .; Dolan Evanovich, vice president of experience and student enrollment; Bobby Maldonado, head of the public security department; and John Sardino, the deputy head. Although the authorities have made no indication of stepping down, #NotAgainSU has given them until Friday to do so

There was no specific incident that sparked new demonstrations .; students simply frustrated with the slow progress of the administration to respond to their demands and investigate the numerous incidents of prejudice on campus that led to the first sitting, the organizer said. Suspended students say they are being punished, while there are authors of "hate crimes still freely roam the campus," said organizer #NotAgainSU.

There have been a total of 25 incidents on campus since November, and some remain under investigation by police in the campus, police in Syracuse and in some cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mbuqe said. Six of those incidents - including two cases where people shouted racial insults car windows to passers -. Occurred during the current semester

The university has issued several statements indicating that he has acted "in good faith" since the November incident. For example, a website was created to track the progress of the university in coping with the demands of protest organizers and a page incident report bias on the website of the Department of Public Safety. he said

Mbuqe in a written statement that Syracuse has had the same experience with hate speech like many other colleges and universities

"Our main focus is -. and always will be - the guarantee of our campus is a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment where our students, faculty and staff are and feel safe, valued and respected, "the statement said. "Syracuse University is not immune to broader social issues, including racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other hate bias. However, we are trying to be in the middle of the kind of change that can serve as a model for other universities. "

That's not as protest organizers see things. Said Syracuse is applying its policies free expression differently than in the past and said that the university did not enforce the interruption policy during the first seedling, which "does not make sense for us," said student organizer. This time the students were told they had to leave the building for 9 p.m., when the building was officially closed. More than 2,400 people signed a petition on February 18 reinstate the suspended students. #NotAgainSU said he plans to continue the sit-in until their demands are met

"We have met with administrators .; We have met with the Board of Directors, "said student organizer. "We're playing with managers face the future."

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