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More MD colleges promise protests won't affect admissions

Posted at 8:04 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 08:04:21-05

More Maryland colleges are assuring students that protesting gun violence won't hurt their futures.

Since the deadly Florida school shooting where 17 people were killed students in Maryland and across the country have been rallying for stricter gun laws. Several schools threatened to suspend students who took part in any walkouts.

Now both Goucher College and University of Maryland, College Park are reassuring college-hopefuls.

Monday morning Goucher Collegetweeted out "We promise that all offers of admission will NOT be affected by any participation in peaceful protests. You voice matters & we are proud of those who stand up to use their voice for positive change."

A few hours later University of Maryland promised students disciplined by their high schools for taking part in peaceful demonstrations won't be penalized. Saying "non-academic disciplinary action from high school will not affect a student's admission".

On Friday Johns Hopkins University made a similar announcement.

A number of other universities including Yale, Dartmouth, MIT, and the University of Virginia have all released statements supporting students' right to protest.