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Protests Over Tuition Increases Jolt the Capitol

Protests Over Tuition Increases Jolt the Capitol 05 Mar 2012 (Albany) About 300 students, most of them from public universities in New York, rattled the Capitol on Monday with an outburst of loud protests, in the gallery of the Senate Chamber and outside the governor's office. The students, part of a statewide coalition of campus organizations called New York Students Rising, were objecting to the tuition hikes that were approved last year under a measure that permits public universities in New York to increase tuition by up to 5 percent per year over the next five years.