Ithaca College students join walkout movement


Students at Ithaca College in upstate New York joined their peers at Yale and the University of Missouri Wednesday by protesting over issues of race.

"Tom Rochon, no confidence," bellowed chants across campus Wednesday, calling for the resignation of college President Thomas R. Rochon.

Faculty joined many students in a walkout, organized in part by the People of Color at Ithaca. At least 1,000 students have joined the "Solidarity Walk Out."

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"Our hearts are heavy with the pain of Mizzou and Yale and Smith and every person of color on a college campus simply because of the color of their skin, the texture of their hair or their ancestry. This a problem of the nation," a demonstrator said to a crowd, the Ithaca Journal reported.

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