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Cop killer's name to be erased from sign

Dec. 13, 2006 at 11:25 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The head of the City University of New York says the City College must remove the names of two fugitives from a student clubroom.

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein ordered the president of City College to remove an unauthorized sign calling the room the "Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community and Student Center," the New Daily News reported.

Shakur, previously known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted in the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. The Daily News said Morales built bombs for a Puerto Rican terrorist group in New York.

Shakur and Morales escaped from custody and are federal fugitives living in Cuba, the newspaper said.

The sign has been above the student center since 1989, but it escaped the notice of officials until a student complained to the Daily News.

Goldstein said the sign was never approved by school trustees.

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