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Inside the tense talks between Columbia protesters and administrators before NYPD moved in

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Columbia University’s Response to Student Protesters #

One of the lead negotiators for student protesters at Columbia University recently revealed that the primary objective of the protests was to sever the university’s financial ties with Israel. However, the university showed reluctance to negotiate on the issue of divestment. The students presented proposals to the administration, highlighting divestiture, student amnesty, international aid, and transparency of the university’s investment portfolio. Despite the students’ efforts, the university declined their divestment demands and offered alternative measures. The negotiations eventually came to an end without reaching a resolution. Other universities have also responded differently to similar protests, with some agreeing to reconsider divestment and others refusing to negotiate.