Columbia Student Carries Symbolic Mattress at Graduation Ceremony

Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has protested the campus administration’s decision to exonerate a peer she had accused of rape, on Tuesday walked across the stage at her graduation ceremony carrying the mattress that is part of her anti-sexual-assault art project, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Ms. Sulkowicz has gained widespread attention for the art project, in which she vowed to carry the mattress as long as she and the student she accused attended the same institution. The accused student, Paul Nungesser, has denied assaulting Ms. Sulkowicz, and recently filed a lawsuit accusing Columbia of failing to protect him from what he said was harassment.

The Columbia Spectator captured video of Ms. Sulkowicz with the mattress at her college’s class day:

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