Published: Thu, June 01, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Lawmaker targets Evergreen college money amid race protests

Lawmaker targets Evergreen college money amid race protests

"In response to a direct threat to campus safety, the college is closing immediately for the day", the college said in a statement posted to its website Thursday.

As Campus Reform initially reported, hundreds of students marched through campus last week demanding the resignation of Professor Bret Weinstein, who had questioned the school's decision to ask white people to leave campus for a day of diversity programming in an all-staff email.

The nature of the threat is not yet known. The post did not provide other details.

Evergreen State College is immediately closing after the administration said it received a "direct threat to campus safety".

The shutdown follows weeks of unrest and protests at the Olympia college for what students characterized as institutional racism by some college employees.

The progressive, public liberal arts college has almost 4,100 students.

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The campus is located in Olympia.

His proposed bill has little chance of passing as lawmakers wrestle with a court order to fix to public schools in its second special session. Protesters alleged racism and called for one professor to resign.

KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen is heading to the campus.

Despite the protesters' profanity-laced denunciations of him, school President George Bridges praised their "passion and courage" while capitulating to demands that they be excused from homework assignments for the duration of their demonstration.

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