Four OU Students Arrested for Barging into Meeting

By: Brooks Jarosz, The Associated Press Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, The Associated Press Email

ATHENS, Oh. (AP) -- Four students were arrested at an Ohio University meeting as trustees approved a tuition increase.

One arrested student read a statement saying the increase redistributes wealth from poor students to highly paid administrators and coaches, according to published reports.

Those arrested Friday were charged with disrupting a lawful meeting. They were among more than a dozen who demonstrated against the 1.6 percent increase in undergraduate tuition.

Fees for Ohio undergraduates will rise this fall by $164 a year, to $10,446.

Trustees also voted to increase room rates by 3.5 percent and meal-plan rates by 0.5 percent.

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