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Profile of Students Against Hippies in Trees

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Name of Club or Organization:

Students Against Hippies in Trees

College or University:

University of California at Berkeley

Website:

On facebook

Mission:

"We love our university, and we trust the regents. We want the tree sitters out of our trees."

Description:

In December 2006, protesters set up encampments in a small grove of trees on the UC Berkeley campus. They were protesting the university's plans to build an athletic training center on the location, which would require the removal of the trees. Students Against Hippies in Trees was established, as a facebook group, as a response to the protesters and their actions.

Can I Replicate This Group on My Campus?:

While other campuses may not have the exact same situation as the one to which Students Against Hippies in Trees is responding, creating facebook (or other) student groups in response to campus issues is obviously an option.

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