Well it’s not exactly SDS and the 1960’s, but when students at Montclair State University heard that the lieutenant governor of New Jersey was going to be on campus for a Red Tape Review Panel, they came out with some big red signs. Governor Christie proposed cutting $173 million, or 7.7 percent, of state funding for higher education. That is in addition to an $820 million budget cut for public education.
Student protestors started out near University Hall, where the Red Tape meeting was being held, but were herded off to the quad in front of the student center, where protests are officially supposed to take place. One girl was taken away by campus police and was later seen in the dean’s office, Kristie Cataffi reported from the scene.