Photograph of last week's confrontation from The Ticker

Tomorrow afternoon, the City University Board of Trustees will meet at Baruch College's East 25th Street building. And apparently the trustees and other CUNY officials are wary of last week's raucous confrontation between students and campus security, because Baruch president Mitchel Wallerstein sent a letter announcing that all classes after Monday 3 p.m. will be rescheduled:

These actions are being taken to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff during the period surrounding the meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees in the Newman Vertical Campus on Monday afternoon. For this reason, student presence in the Vertical Campus after 3:00 p.m. will be limited only to those completing a class already in progress and initial access will be granted only to those with an urgent and legitimate need to be in the building. We are determined to avoid any repetition of the regrettable events that occurred in the narrow confines of the NVC lobby during the CUNY Board’s public hearing last Monday...

I want to restate again my commitment to the right of free expression on the Baruch College campus. Until such time as we are able to obtain an outdoor public plaza, we will work to identify other public spaces where members of the Baruch College community can gather to express their views in a peaceful and orderly fashion.

The November 21 incident stemmed from a student protest of the planned tuition hikes of $300/year for five years. When students rushed into the Newman Vertical Campus on East 25th Street, they were met by baton-wielding campus cops. Some students reportedly dropped books on the campus security. There were over a dozen arrests—here's one video of the confrontation:

NY State has dubbed the increases a "rational" tuition hike, noting that it's something students and parents can plan for, versus sudden increases. The classes after 3 p.m. will be scheduled for Friday (Friday's classes will then be rescheduled); one student Tweeted, "So now i have a class at 6:10, friday night in baruch. I don't think i can make it..."