Colleges Are Promising That Participating In Gun Control Protests Won't Affect Admissions

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"Students who act on their conscience in peaceful, principled protest will receive full consideration in our admissions process".

Turner said the university is aware that students may be disciplined by high school administrators for their participation but it will not hurt their chances of getting into the university.

"I'm sure Harvard will join these other colleges in defending the rights of high school students who are suspended for protesting gun policies", Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe '62 tweeted Sunday. In the aftermath of the massacre, high school students across the nation coordinated walk-outs to speak out against gun violence-stirring up fears that universities may disadvantage demonstrators when making admissions decisions.

In its statement, the University affirmed the right for students to engage in peaceful protests.

Prompted by the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead, the Women's March Youth EMPOWER group is calling for schools around the country to take part in a 17-minute national school walkout March 14 at 10 a.m. - one minute for every Parkland victim.

"I feel that it should not take 17 people's lives for somebody to take notice and for somebody to start caring", she said.

"We support our future Roadrunners who wish to participate in peaceful protest and activism".

The message to applicants of many CT colleges has been simple: No worries if you want to participate in a peaceful protest in support of gun control or victims of gun violence.

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Some schools, like Brown University, have received questions from students and parents, Brian Clark, a university spokesman, told The Post.

"The school can't take any action against students that is more harsh or more punitive because it's political speech", Farrell said.

For many high school students, disciplinary action can jeopardize their college admissions.

"I, for one, will be cheering these students on from New Haven", Mendlowitz said.

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Team Millennial, a breakout group representing the Southwest Missouri branch of the National Organization for Women is planning a walkout in March from 10:30 to 11:30 at Missouri State University with the goal of all schools and universities in the city taking part. While the majority of the students were peaceful today, we don't condone the violence which was committed by a small handful of students. A nationwide walkout is being planned by some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting survivors.

"CSU will continue to support students who choose to have an active voice in their community", a CSU admission official said.

Clark University tweeted, "If you're considering Clark, we doubt you're waiting for our permission to stand up for your beliefs".

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