Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 9. 1963.
A directory for the student hostels has been published by the Belgrade student magazine Student. According to this, 8500 students were accommodated in the Belgrade student hostels during the academic year just ended; 4000 applicants had to be rejected. There can, however, be no thought of building new student hostels for the time being because the money available is only sufficient for the maintenance of the existing number. Increasingly strict standards are therefore being applied to the admission of students into the hostels. Preference continues to be given to the children of less well-off families and the children of the victims of fascism.
Student representatives at the Technical University in the Berlin district of Charlotten-burg called for a boycott of the student restaurant on June 11 and 12.
"Only 530 eating-places for 10,300 students," and "Every day about 3500 of us have to go without a meal in the student restaurant"—these were among the complaints set out in pamphlets distributed by striking students. The boycotted restaurant was built in 1936 when there were 2500 students. For several years now there have been discussions about a new student restaurant, but no agreement has been reached about the site, size or financing of the building.
During the strike some of the students cooked themselves meals on camping stoves in the street. The police, who had brought along a water thrower, just in case, found no occasion to take action against the strikers.