Hundreds of Students Walkout in San Diego

Nov. 3, 2009.  At San Diego State University, approximately between 500-600 students walked out to protest millions in recent budget cuts and mandated faculty furlough days.  Several hundred people were students, faculty, and staff from the Art, Design, and Art History Department, whose department experienced a 19.5 % budget cut this fall.  Future budget cuts are expected and have the potential to drastically change or eliminate programs.  Several media representatives were there to record the event.  Art students carried 600 clay skulls to symbolized the 600 staff and faculty that were laid off in the fall.  They also carried a life-size coffin, which read 'R.I.P. C.A. Education' to the steps of the Administration Building on campus.