from the SC Sentinel:
“Reckless, inaccurate, inadequately supported and unjustified claims by the university continue to plague this process, suggesting both their incompetent disregard for students’ futures, but also the blatantly political nature of these charges that exist less like a fair legal dispute and more like a tactic of fear,” feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker said Monday.
“A blanket financial charge incorrectly assumes equal fault which speaks less of an administration seeking restitution for damage and more of an administration too embarrassed to admit their inability to manage the university in a state of budgetary crisis,” she added.
Also, here is a list of codes all 36 students allegedly broke:
102.04 Theft of, conversion of, or damage to or destruction of, any property of the university or any property of others while on university premises, or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen;
102.06 Unauthorized entry to, possession of, receipt of, duplication of, or use of any university services; equipment; resources; or properties, including the university’s name, insignia, or seal;
102.08 Conduct, which constitutes: c. a threat to the health or safety of any person;
102.13 Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other university activities;
102.14 Disorderly or lewd conduct;
102.15 Participation in a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly;
102.16 Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with directions of, a university official or other public official acting in the performance of their duties while on university property or at official university functions, or resisting or obstructing such university or other public officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties;
102.18 Blocking or impeding ingress to or egress from the campus, buildings or official university functions, including activity on non-university property;
102.33 In addition to the above, all federal, state, and local laws apply on or in university properties and at official university functions. Violators shall be subject to campus discipline procedures as well as any civil or criminal action that may be taken. For information regarding the laws, contact the University Police Department.
102.34 Guest Responsibility. Students are responsible for policy violations committed by their student and non-student guests while on university owned, leased or controlled property, at official university functions, or at organizational events on or off campus.