Degree in Activism
before the regents finally voted in July to adopt the policy, splitting 6-2 along party lines.
Mersol-Barg, who graduated in May, now works as a research assistant. He's applying to grad programs in public policy but admits, "I struggle so much to identify where I want to be." Only twenty-two, he's already feeling nostalgia for his days as an undergrad activist: "I don't know how I'm going to reconcile that I'm no longer going to have the type of power a student wields," he admits. "The administration must listen to you. You are the tuition-paying student who's attending classes."
[Originally published in December, 2013.]