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UK students on hunger strike want help for low-income peers

Source: Kentucky.com -- State

Article note: On one hand, doing _anything_ at UK is byzantine, so I absolutely believe the protesters claim that the services are hard to access, and I have no doubt that many of our students have basic needs not being met. On the other hand, there are already six full-time staff in 2 departments for this. The demonstrators are demanding another full-time position and another facility. I would be surprised if that didn't imply at least $500,000 a year in overhead on the task already, adding more people and more departments with overlapping duties but separate expenses will only increase overhead and obstruction. Make demands that actually help your goal.

A group of University of Kentucky students has started a hunger strike that they say won't end until the administration creates a "basic needs center" to help low-income students. The … Click to Continue »

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