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College Activists Aren’t Backing Down

This summer, protests broke out across the country and even the globe over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. As the fall approaches, student protesters are contemplating how to bring that activist energy to campus. Compounding the challenge is, of course, the uncertain strictures of the Covid-19-era college, where much learning is remote and where large gatherings present a new kind of risk.Last month The Chronicle convened a virtual event to talk with several student activists, at different kinds of colleges and with different political leanings, about their goals and concerns for the coming year. Dallas
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