Dal approves academic amnesty for students involved in pro-Palestinian encampment

Dalhousie University recently stated that it will grant academic amnesty to students participating in the pro-Palestinian encampment on its campus. The university’s senate approved a vote that allows students to miss one class or assessment per course until August in order to participate in activities related to the encampment. CBC reports that the students are required to give 24-hour’s notice to their professors in order miss the assessment or class and that students cannot apply this exemption to final exams. The organizers of the campus encampment–a coalition of students from Dal, NSCAD University, Saint Mary’s University, and the University of King’s College–have stated that they plan to stay on campus until their divestment demands are met.