Occupation Privileges

Apparently Occupy Harvard is the most exclusive occupation protest in the country.

Adam Clark Estes at The Atlantic writes that yesterday afternoon:

Guards closed and locked the gates to Harvard Yard in the minutes leading up to the inaugural Occupy Harvard general assembly, meaning that the tent city now built around the John Harvard statue will be as exclusive as the university itself. Only people flashing Harvard IDs were allowed in the Yard for the 7 p.m. protest, and Harvard police officers stood sentinel into the night to keep the riffraff out.

According to a piece by Jose A. DelReal in the Harvard Crimson “the protest was intended to convey disapproval of the University’s perceived complicity in growing income inequality across the country.” But no Harvard ID means no protesting against the policies of Harvard.

The total cost to attend the school is $52,650 a year.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer