TROY, NEW YORK — This morning, RPI TV learned that students postering with the Save the Union movement found RPI staff removing their posters in contradiction of the long-standing Institute sign policy. These students were told that their rights to poster under the Student Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities had been suspended. RPI TV and The Polytechnic are currently working to get official confirmation of this suspension.
According to Public Safety Director Jerry Matthews, the Department of Public Safety is a neutral party and received instructions from the administration regarding the signs.
The removal of student posters from campus comes amid student protests opposing the Division of Division of Student Life's takeover of the Rensselaer Union, controversy over the Washington Post's coverage of Institute indebtedness, and the barring of campus media from several related campus political events.
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