Against a merger

Students from Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute held a peaceful protest this morning on the campus of East Arkansas Community College to show their opposition to a pair of bills filed in the Arkansas State Legislature earlier this week proposing a merger between the two schools, effective July 1. CRTI students holding signs above, in no order, are: Whitney Jones, Brittney Callahan, Dafhraon Redden, Octavia Mason, Kristiana Bowman, Donna Moore, Brett Pendergrass, Stanley Gray, Stanley Johnson, Jamius Mills and Arthur Franks. A large group of CRTI students walked around the EACC campus quietly holding signs that said “No Merger” and “Support CRTI.” Photo by Caitlyn Sweet

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CRTI board votes to oppose bills to merge with EACC - Members of the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s board voted, in a meeting held Thursday, to officially oppose a pair of bills filed by Arkansas State Legislators earlier this week that call for a merger of CRTI with neighboring school East Arkansas Community College.

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