Bad News for Campus Campers


UC-Santa Barbara's chancellor alleviated two of the administration's most irritating problems in one fell swoop by banning camping on school property, reports the Daily Nexus.

Citing health and safety concerns, the ban forbids anyone to overnight on campus grounds in a sleeping bag, tent, or other such structure. The university says the reason for the ban is concern over a growing number of "transients" (read: the homeless), but student activists, who have set up tent cities in the past, could also be affected by the new rule.

However, the more militant activists aren't protesting the antiprotesting measure, because it's not really civil disobedience if it isn't illegal in the first place. "I think it's great," says one student. "The fact that they were letting us do it didn't give us the opposition we wanted." –Jackie Mantey