[OLA-IF-News] Reed protests of Humanities class

Tony Greiner anthony.greiner at pcc.edu
Mon Nov 6 13:25:30 PST 2017

I read the article in the Oregonian as well.  It was nicely written, and
expressed the all-too-rare moderate viewpoint.

I think it would be a shame for Reed to decide that entitled 18-year olds
are the best judge of a college curriculum.

Tony Greiner, Librarian/ Portland Community College, Oregon
971-722-5333. anthony.greiner at pcc.edu
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On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Roberta Richards <rrichard at pcc.edu> wrote:

> The Oregonian ran a guest opinion piece in the Sunday paper by an
> untenured professor who has been the subject of protests by Reed students
> of the core humanities courses:  Nuance in speech is not oppression
> <http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/nuance_in_speech_is_not_oppres.html>
> This weekend I had the opportunity to meet a Reed freshman, an
> international student from China, who was quite surprised by the protests
> and frustrated because students are still required to write papers even
> when lectures are canceled.  It would be interesting to hear the
> perspectives of the student protesters also.  According to the student I
> met, the curriculum will be changing next year.
> Cheers,
> Roberta
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