UConn, Yale among colleges telling student protesters: don't worry about admission


Students have been pushing for stronger gun laws after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., earlier this month.

Some high schools are pushing back against national protests like March for Our Lives and National School Walkout with internal policies.

The University of CT is among dozens of colleges and universities telling high school students to relax: if they face discipline for participating in gun control demonstrations, it won't affect their chances of admission.

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Some school districts have taken disciplinary action against students who staged walkouts or left for protests during school hours, including suspensions and other punishments that could appear on school records when students apply to college.

These universities and colleges include Dartmouth College, Tulane University, University of Puget Sound, John Hopkins University, Northeastern University, Brown University, University of Connecticut, University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeff Schiffman, director of admission at Tulane University, published a blog post on Friday supporting peaceful student protest. "We stand in support of every high school student who chooses to participate in peaceful protests. or who thoughtfully and respectfully exercise their freedom of expression", the school's dean of admissions said in a statement. The organizers are encouraging students to "Walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities". The threat of disciplinary action by high-school districts matters because infractions could reflect poorly on students when applying to colleges and universities.

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On Wednesday, the Spring Independent School District north of Houston, Texas told students that they could face in-school suspension for walkouts.

Student organizers say they want gun reform, and they want it now. Find out if your prospective college has made a similar promise here.

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