Five Tufts students ended a hunger strike that lasted about a week. They were part of the Tuft Labor Coalition protest over the pending lay off of 20 of the school′s 35 janitors which began last Sunday. One student ended her strike early due to health reasons on Friday while the rest quit on Saturday. Not exactly Ghandi, are they? The university is continuing to go forward with their plans to lay off the custodians. Some may call this a valiant effort while others may consider the whole exercise as a waste of time. But then, that does seem to be the state of higher education in America.