Tulane students disciplined for demonstrating

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tulane University has disciplined three undergraduate students for demonstrating alongside striking cafeteria workers.

Four students were charged with violating the university's student code of conduct for protesting on April 23 alongside about 61 Sodexo cafeteria workers who had walked because of low wages and poor working conditions.

A disciplinary committee hearing last week found three of the students guilty of not complying with the directions of university officials.

University spokesman Michael Strecker said Friday that while the school's code of conduct allows students to protest, it requires that protests are not disruptive to academic life. Strecker says that last month's protest, held just before finals, did not meet that standard.

Student organizers say they hope to distribute leaflets about the disciplined students on Saturday at Tulane's graduation ceremony at the Superdome.

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