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NEW TALKS SET IN BID TO END STUDENT SIT-IN AT BINGHAMTON

Binghamton University President Lois DeFleur expected to meet again today with protesting student leaders in hopes of ending a three-day sit-in at the school's administration building.

Between 50 and 75 students, most of them minorities, have been occupying the building at the State University of New York branch since Wednesday to protest campus security guards' use of pepper spray to break up a disturbance earlier this week.

But the sit-in also reflects increasing frustration by the students that they are not getting sufficient representation from the majority-white Student Association's executive board.

"I'm very upset that this looks like a bunch of minorities running around causing a ruckus," said student Dan Fernandez, a member of the school's Filipino-American League. "This is about the fact that representation has been denied on a state campus, and if it can happen here, it can be extended elsewhere."

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