Calhoun Community College Students Stage Protest Over Rejected Plan For New Campus (Video)

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Friday, September 30, 2011

An estimated 300 Calhoun Community College students held a midday protest at the Wynn Drive campus, voicing their displeasure over last week's vote by the state board of education that rejected the school's plan for a new Huntsville campus. Students waved hand-drawn signs and chanted throughout the rally that lasted about 30 minutes. School officials approved the rally, allowing students to use the school's sound system for speeches and leading chants. Terri Bryson, dean of the Huntsville campus, videotaped the rally and handed out protest signs to students before the rally. Students were also excused from class to attend the rally. A banner that read "Calhoun is growing. Don't hold us back" was also hung above the main entrance with the school's blessing.

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