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Fayetteville State University Student press
For Students, by Students
December 2, 2011 • VoL 3, Issue no. 8
Students ’Occupy’ FSU
Voice photo by Tlffinei Loe
Jon Young, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Janice Haynie, Vice Cfiancellor of Student Affairs, listen as
Political Science Club President Jared Gibson and Treasurer Andy Andrews talk about tfie students concerns.
by Hffinel Lee
Voice Staff Writer
On November 16 at 11:16 a.m., the politi
cal occupy movement came to Fayetteville
The political science club staged an oc
cupy march that started on the lawn near J.
Knuckles Science Annex and ended in front
of the Chancellor’s office. The mission of this
march was simple. Students wanted to make
sure that FSU’s administration heard their
Though crime and safety concerns are at
the top of the list of student complaints, stu
dents were also protesting against the upcom
ing tuition increase, lack of parking availabil
ity and construction. Since October, FSU has
experienced two shootings and eight different
breaking and entering offenses either to auto
mobile or property.
Brain Putnam, who is a member of the po
litical science club, stated that they [the po
litical science club] did a survey and found
that a lot of students strongly disagree with
the tuition increase, the up-rise in crime on
campus, no added security and no parking for
See OCCUPY, page 7