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Inside The Ivy: Protests and Increased Tuition

Cornell won’t be punishing student protestors, the University of Pennsylvania is raising their tuition to a hefty price, and students with disabilities are struggling to find the support they need.



Protest to your heart’s desire, Cornell won’t punish you

As the #NeverAgain movement created after the Parkland, Fl. High school shooting gained momentum, Cornell University announced via Twitter that disciplinary action for peacefully protesting would not affect admission decisions.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports, “’Disciplinary action resulting from responsible engagement in non-violent protest will not jeopardize admission to Cornell,’ the University wrote in the tweet.”

Cornell joins Dartmouth, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown and other universities in support of those who choose to peacefully protest and who may apply to their institute in the future.

$70k—the potential price to go to UPenn next year

The University of Pennsylvania announced a resolution to increase its undergraduate tuition by 3.8 percent for the upcoming academic year, exceeding $70,000.

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “The total cost of attendance would also grow by 3.8 percent, from $68,600 for the 2017-2018 academic year to $71,200 for the 2018-2019 academic year, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt announced Wednesday.”

The budget will be voted on tomorrow by the Board of Trustees.


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“We’re generally on our own. We’re our own support system. We don’t receive support from ODS, administration, or teachers, even from other students sometimes. … There’s thoughts about intersectionality, but that doesn’t include disabled students. It’s a dimension that’s forgotten.”

– Arianna Scotti, Columbia student with disabilities

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