Students protest as CUNY tuition hike is approved

November 28, 2011 4:19:09 PM PST
The City University of New York's Board of Trustees has approved tuition increases.

The board on Monday voted to increase tuition by $300 per year for undergraduates, for up to five years.

Students United for a Free CUNY held a Manhattan demonstration on Monday ahead of the meeting. Dozens gathered at Madison Square Park and marched over to Baruch College where the board was meeting. They chanted and held signs as they marched around the school.

Baruch decided to reschedule afternoon classes and limit student access during the board meeting to avoid a repeat of a Nov. 21 incident. A CUNY official said students were congregating in the building lobby and refused to move when asked. Fifteen people were arrested.