March on Everywhere!

by E Wayne Ross on March 5, 2010

Inside Higher Ed: March on Everywhere!

BERKELEY, CALIF. — In an unprecedented day of national protest across all sectors of education, the epicenter proved to be this college town where the seeds of student activism were sown more than 40 years ago.

With the smell of burning sage and the occasional hint of weed in the air, an impassioned throng of students from the University of California’s Berkeley campus marched to Oakland (where the university system’s headquarters are located) in opposition of budget cuts and tuition hikes they say are crippling one of the nation’s premier public institutions.