The Declaration is a work of consummate artistry that sustains a perfect synthesis of style, form and content,” Lucas says. “There could be no greater literary or rhetorical achievement.
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“Last night, 64 students barricaded themselves inside the third floor dining room of the Kimmel Center. The occupation was organized by Take Back NYU, an on-campus coalition founded around goals of increasing university transparency and accountability. By bullhorn, the group read a list of 13 demands that must be met by the university before TBNYU leaves the building. Demands include full disclosure of the university’s endowment, investment strategy and operating budget, a reconsideration of the recent lift of the Coca-Cola ban, and tuition stabilization for all students beginning with the class of 2012. “We’re planning on occupying the space till our demands are met,” event spokesperson and CAS sophomore Farah Khimji told WSN last night.”