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Lewis & Clark students sit-in at president's office

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dozens of Lewis & Clark College students occupied rooms outside the college president's office.

The students say they want a more diverse faculty and improved safety at the Portland campus. Tuesday's sit-in comes days after a black student told police he was assaulted on campus by three white men.

Police are also investigating an assault of a transgender student.

The school's Black Lives Matter group posted an online list of demands, including a public acknowledgement by college president Barry Glassner that the school was "built upon stolen land through the genocide of indigenous and Native American peoples."

Glassner released a statement online Tuesday, saying he has spoken with some of the students and said he is "committed to these issues as they are."

Student rep: where is president Glassner? Students want better lines of communication w/ administrators. #LiveOnK2 pic.twitter.com/7FDZAyFjp8

Stephen Mayer (@StephenKATU) November 24, 2015

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