The Lecturers’ Employee Organization one-day walkout is today. Schedule of events:

LEO Teach-in, First Congregation Church (corner of William and State), 1:00-4:00 PM
–1:00 The Corporatization of the Public University
–2:00 Testimonials: Life in the Corporate University
–3:00 Reclaiming the Public University

LEO Rally at THE Cube, 4:30 PM

> Information about the walkout circulated via email
> LEO Website

Although I had originally volunteered to participate in a panel of history majors who had completed honors thesis today (Thursday), when I discovered it was on the same day as the LEO walkout, I emailed my concerns to the group, telling them I would like the event to be re-scheduled. On Monday, after the LEO walkout vote was final, I told the organizers I would not be able to participate. Unfortunately, emails distributed as recently as yesterday to the list of history concentrators list me as a “tentative” participant. This is false. I will be respecting the LEO picket lines and not entering any University building for class or any other purpose between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. However, if you would like to talk to me about my thesis, please feel free to contact me.

Weather tomorrow, according to Weather Underground:

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North around 10 mph in the afternoon.”

Check back here for late-breaking news and continuing coverage of the LEO walkout.

Author: Rob