The University of Calfornia has agreed to pay a nearly $1 million settlement to 21 students who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy-style protest on the UC Davis campus — where they decried rising tuition costs — in November 2011. Under the agreement, which has to be approved by a federal judge, the school will pay each of the 21 students who filed suit $30,000 each as well as $250,000 for their attorneys to split. University Chancellor Linda Katehi must also personally write an apology letter to each student hit with the spray.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016
- Why is the West so afraid of Islam?
- The best places to find love — and lust — according to science
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- The mystery behind China's aggressive push into space
- 10 things you need to know today: July 31, 2014
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- Why GOP reformers are bound to fail
- The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life
Subscribe to the Week