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The Emory Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not rescind offers of Admission for applicants who engage in peaceful protest against gun violence, nor will participating in protests negatively affect decisions regarding future applicants, according to Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission John Latting./ Hagar Elsayed, Contributing.

Along with UMass, several universities across America are also dedicated to this admission policy, including nearby Smith College, Brown, Northeastern, Bucknell and Boston University.

A parent reposted NEISD's letter on Facebook with edits made in red ink, changing the text to support the students' interest in civic participation - it's since been shared over 800 times.

In an email directed to members of the Albemarle County Public School community, Deputy Superintendent Matt Haas said the division has received questions about the policy regarding student participation in the walkouts.

Last week, many of our secondary students, in support of their student peers in Florida and throughout the nation, participated in a lunchtime "walkout" to peacefully protest the violence that has occurred in many schools across our nation. "And I'm really happy they've taken this stance", he said. In Charlottesville, police simply watched white supremacists and counter-protesters fight each other, endangering everyone at the scene.

The NACAC team has created a digital resource for colleges and universities to report their practices around how disciplinary actions related to activism will be factored into the admission process. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Education released a guide helping colleges consider how to weigh an applicant's criminal or school discipline record. The threat of disciplinary action by high-school districts matters because infractions could reflect poorly on students when applying to colleges and universities.




A high school in Houston has warned students that they will be suspended for three days if they took part in any protest.

"Life is all about choices, and every choice has a effect whether it be positive or negative".

Nolan Arkansas, an admitted student from Cherokee, North Carolina, said that, while he has not participated in the recent protests, he is "extremely pleased" with Yale's position on the matter.

After Parkland shooting, Soglin calls for municipalities to have more power over gun lawsMayor Paul Soglin held a press conference Tuesday to express his support for the victims of the Parkland school shooting Read... "They have inspired high school students nationwide to remind us that safety, freedom, and peace are essential in all educational settings".

"Please be advised that the Needville ... will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!" "The District will treat it as an unexcused absence, and the student will not receive credit for any work expected to be completed during the class period".


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