Corban University students lobbied to get Martin Luther King Jr. Day off.
The student government petitioned the University last year not because they wanted a long weekend to relax and socialize, but to serve the community.
The University granted the request, and the students held up their end of the bargain Monday on their first MLK Day off from classes.
About 250 Corban students, staffers and faculty joined HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley's MLK Day of Service to work on various community projects around the Salem area.
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See photos from various service projects here.