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Carleton president denounces 'bullying tactics'

Protesters who shut down board meeting could face punishment

Carleton University president, Roseann O’ Reilly Runte, has threatened student protesters with punishment under the student code of conduct, the Ottawa Citizen reports. In email sent to faculty and students, Runte denounced the actions of demonstrators who shut down a March board of governors meeting. The protesters, led by Students Against Israeli Apartheid, were calling on the university to divest its pension plan of companies that have business relations with Israel. Because some board members were blocked from entering the meeting, it was canceled. “Those who have said they will interrupt meetings until they have their way are participating in inappropriate bullying tactics,” Runte wrote in the email. She also said students who disrupt the governance of the university could face penalties such as fines or removal of academic status.

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