After a series of racist incidents occurring during Black History Month at UC San Diego, a noose was found hanging in the library on the morning of February 26. A disgusting and repellent symbol. Students gathered outside the administration complex chanting “Real Pain, Real Action,” then occupied the chancellor’s office, calling for the university to be shut down until their safety and respect for their rights could be guaranteed. I went in there too: an atmosphere of calm and determined dignity, very impressive. Read the reports from Student Activism and the New York Times.