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Occupy, William & Mary style

It’s finals week down at the College of Knowledge in Williamsburg.

And William & Mary’s main library, Earl Gregg Swem Library, has announced that it will remain open for 125 straight hours this week.

So what are the stressed-out students doing? A number of them have, well, moved into Swem. “Campus Overload,” a blog from the Washington Post, quotes a student-run publication that said some students have set up make-shift tents and have cots in the library. There was a small stampede last Sunday afternoon when the library opened for the duration; students were loaded down with bedding, clothes, and, oh yes, books and study materials.

Ever clever, some of the new Swem residents have set up a Twitter feed called #OccupySwem, detailing life in the stacks.

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