More than 100 students gathered on College Green on Monday afternoon to demonstrate against Ohio University’s handling of what some say is an ongoing budget crisis.

The Athens Civil War Memorial was marked with chalk prior to the rally. Photo by Sarah Donaldson
One organizer spoke in front of a crowd of 100+ protesters on College Green. The group that organized the protest is called “OU Fun Facts.” Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Several protesters held hand-painted signs. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Dr. Bernhard Debatin, an Ohio U journalism professor and the director of the HTC journalism program, spoke to the crowd of rally-goers. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Another organizer spoke in front of the crowd. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
A woman held a sign that read “My family…they fought for justice.” Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
More protesters who attended the rally at the Civil War Memorial. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
One protester held a sign that reads “OUr school colors are white and greed.” Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Dr. Jennifer Fredette, an associate professor in the political science department, wore a pin that said “Save instructional faculty Ohio.” Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
The crowd amassed as the protest went on. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Protesters later marched to Cutler Hall in an effort to speak with President Duane Nellis. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Many of the signs that rally-goers donned were left on the steps of Cutler Hall. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
One sign was attached to the doorknob of the front door of Cutler Hall. The print out read “OU is cutting teachers’ jobs while protecting the super-high salaries of sports coaches.” Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Eric Burchard, director of government relations, emerged from Cutler Hall — the doors were initially locked — and spoke with organizers of the protest. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
Chants erupted after protesters were told President Duane Nellis was not going to come out. Photo by Sarah Donaldson.
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