Students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville are staging an "Occupy" rally today at 10 a.m. Organizer Harry Zollars says there are four main issues being addressed, including the state of American politics, the affordability and disparities within higher education, and the state of healthcare in America.
Zollars says the goal is to bring more than just awareness to the issues.
Students, faculty, and staff can write their concerns about society, politics, and education on a Wall of Grievances which is set up in the Morris University Cafeteria. The issues will be addressed at a rally around "The Rock" on the quad at 10 a.m. There will be a solutions and plan of action panel immediately afterwards at 11 a.m. in the Goshen Lounge. The session will allow student organizations to identify an issue that affects them and then create solutions to the problem.