Friday, January 09, 2015
"Colleges consider how flexible to be with students protesting killings of unarmed black men"
Scott Jaschik reports on the issue on the InsideHighRed website:
"At Oberlin College this week, the president rejected a petition signed by more than 1,000 students demanding no failing grades this semester. Student activism over decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers for the deaths of unarmed back men in Missouri and New York remains strong. And unlike most student protest movements, this one has extended into finals -- and has some students asking for flexibility on grades or exams, and others taking the unusual step of protesting in libraries during a period when student stress about academics is high."