Drop the Charges! Give John and Lauren their Degrees! sign now

After walking at the Pace University undergraduate commencement on May 23rd, 2007, Pace University adminstration officials have decided to withhold Lauren Giaccone's and John Cronan's degrees pending the resolution of criminal and disciplinary charges stemming from their arrests at a protest in November 2006.

The students, members of Students for a Democratic Society, held a protest calling for President David Caputo's resignation when it became public that Caputo was making an annual salary of $700,000 as classes were being cut, tuition and other fees were being raised and faculty positions were being eliminated.

We find this an appalling and underhanded move. We call on President Caputo, Chairman Bianco and other Administration officials to drop the charges against these students, as well as the pending charges against Brian Kelly. The university has suffered enough embarrassment and will only further hurt its image in the eyes of alumnus, current and prospective students, as well as their parents.

Withholding the degrees will cause unneccesarry and unwarranted hardship for the students when they go to begin their careers. Such action is disproportionate to the allegations made against these students whom are accused of protesting without a permit.

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    As a former adjunct instructor at Pace, I am upset and concerned by the University's efforts to stifle free speech.
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    Our policies toward free speech as educators will be replicated in the rule our students place us under when their generation takes power. As an educator, I fear the results of PACE university's misguided actions. Affiliation Macalester College
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    they earned their degrees and awards from the college. Affiliation C.A.N
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