Monday, 9 February 2009

University Response

This is the response we received:

The University is disappointed that students have occupied a floor in the computing science building despite the Principal's offer to meet with a representative group. Sir Muir remains willing to meet with students.

Stop the War coalition demonstrated on Thursday, and gave a list of demands to the University Secretary. They received a full response on Friday evening, including an assurance that they could meet with Sir Muir Russell.

The University respects the right to freedom of speech, but the rights of students and staff to engage in their normal business must always be respected. The University will take appropriate action if the occupation causes serious disruption to staff or students.

This was received unsigned, undated, and printed on a plain white sheet of paper.

We received this response three hours after it was released to press.

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