Students, staff members and faculty hold up their signs for protest on tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and campus union members hold up their signs during the Board of Trustees meeting. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Freshman student spoke before the Board on his thoughts on the tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

The board voted near-unanimously to approve the tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Freshman students spoke her thoughts and opinions before the board on the tuition increase for undergraduate students. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and campus union members gather outside of the Ford Alumni Center to protest before entering the Board of Trustees meeting based on the tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and campus union members in the protest reciting chants before the Board of Trustees meeting for tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

One of the lead speaker’s began reciting chants before the student protesters went into the Board of Trustees meeting.The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and union members hold up their signs during the protest for the tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and campus union members in the protest for the tuition increase gather outside the Ford Alumni Center holding up signs regarding the tuition increase. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)

Students and campus union members chant and rally outside the Ford Alumni Center. The UO Board of Trustees voted on tuition increase during a meeting held at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)


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