February 9, 1995 in Nation/World

Students Rally For President Of Rutgers To Quit

From Staff And Wire Reports

More than 700 Rutgers University students rallied Wednesday to demand the school president’s resignation, refusing to accept his apology for a remark about race and test scores.

A day after a sit-in at center court stopped a basketball game, a mixture of minority and white students gathered at the state university’s main campus to listen to speakers and shout slogans such as “All Power to the Students.”

“If you’re putting a basketball in a hoop you are OK with this university,” said one speaker, senior Rodney Jackson. “If you are a person of color doing anything besides that, you have no respect at this university.”

Rally organizers had called on students to walk out of classes to join the rally, but many students chose to stay in class.

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