Miami U Students Protest Classes Amid Area Outage

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Miami University has resumed classes after this week's wind storm, despite a protest by more than 3,000 students and others.

The university in southwest Ohio closed Monday amid widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Ike remnants. Officials decided to hold classes Tuesday when campus power was restored even though a blackout continued to affect many off-campus students.

The protesters gathered outside the president's home Monday night, prompting police to close off part of one street.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says the protesters just didn't want to go to class. She says their response is disappointing when so many people are facing serious hardships.

Oxford police say they arrested four protesters, including two students. Police charged all four with failure to disperse and three with disorderly conduct.