Demanding a tuition freeze, better wages for workers and a greater voice for students, about a dozen undergraduates at Rutgers University on Wednesday occupied Old Queens, the historic administration building in New Brunswick, N.J., where the president, Richard L. McCormick, has his office.

The students, representing a number of campus organizations, said that Dr. McCormick had not met their demands by their deadline of Monday. They were occupying a third-floor landing; 11 were planning to stay in the building until their demands were met and said they were prepared to be arrested.

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