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Akron students end hunger strike

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - University of Akron students who were protesting the school's affiliation with companies linked to sweatshops have ended their hunger strike.

But not because of any capitulation by the university to their demands. Junior Sara Cutlip says the students had to study for finals.

Members of the group called Students Taking Action for a New Democracy -- or STAND -- met on Thursday with Akron President Luis Proenza.

The university agreed to stop doing business with Holloway Sportswear, which produces collegiate apparel in Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia. But Cutlip says the university refused two other measures that STAND was proposing.

She called the meeting very discouraging and said the group will be back in the fall.

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