Politics Fucking milleneals...

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  1. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep Gold

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    Oberlin students want to abolish midterms and any grades below C
    Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at the Midwestern liberal arts college have now signed a petition asking that the college get rid of any grade below a C for the semester, and some students are requesting alternatives to the standard written midterm examination, such as a conversation with a professor in lieu of an essay.

    The students say that between their activism work and their heavy course load, finding success within the usual grading parameters is increasingly difficult. "A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting," Megan Bautista, a co-liaison in Oberlin's student government, said, referring to the protests surrounding the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer in 2014. "But we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn't sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically."

    The student activists' request doesn't come without precedence: In the 1970s, Oberlin adjusted its grading to accommodate student activists protesting the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings, The New Yorker reports. But current students contend that same luxury was not granted to them even though the recent Rice protests were over a police shooting that took place just 30 miles east of campus.

    "You know, we're paying for a service. We're paying for our attendance here. We need to be able to get what we need in a way that we can actually consume it," student Zakiya Acey told The New Yorker. "Because I'm dealing with having been arrested on campus, or having to deal with the things that my family are going through because of larger systems — having to deal with all of that, I can't produce the work that they want me to do. But I understand the material, and I can give it to you in different ways."

    Read the full story on the ongoing battle at Oberlin over at The New Yorker. Becca Stanek

    So many question:

    1. Why are you paying for what anyone can get for free? Clearly protesting and activism is what you want to do, so why not just drop out and do it?

    2. Why are you taking out loans that you'll probably default on to do this shit?

    These assholes will truly wonder why they never amounted to anything... And expect you and I to pay for it
     
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  2. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    this is a tiny little private hippy music school or some shit
    whatever
    give em all C's
    the world ain't going to stop spinning over it
     
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    bluedevil30 Well-Known Member

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    Is that an Onion article? LOL

    Majoring in Social Activism won't pay the interest on your student loans.
     
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    Here she is... She plays field hockey there


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    millennial. just sayin'
     
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    The most brilliant professor I ever had once said, "Education is the only thing people will pay for and not complain about, if they don't get it. I could tell everyone in this class that they can not show up for another class, give them an A....and they'd all be overjoyed" :jj:
     
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    Whatever the letter of the bottom grade it is still the bottom grade. If the scale is A to C then C is failure. What a fucking retard.

    The scam is obviously that it's a passing sort of failure. You failed but you got a C so you passed.
     
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    Young punks and their fancy spellcheck
     
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    Hey , if I could have gotten away with this in college during the '72 campaign, I would have tried it...why not? I think Lena Dunham went to Oberlin.
     
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    Not a music school...liberal arts...quite pricey actually.
     
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    ...how do they get a these stupid people to enroll in institutions of higher learning? :scratch:
     
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    Fucking dumbass generation where every participant gets a trophy. Who'd have thunk that mentality would carry over to real, adult life.

    Retards.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    fuck my life.

    what's next, they all get assigned tutors to help them and get someone to cut their food into little pieces so they don't choke on it?
     
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    Coke Can Baby Don't be a skunk

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    Resumes of liberal arts majors go right in the trash
     
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    Oh, the shit hole school that gave us Lena Dunham.
     
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    No, here's the deal; if you set it up so C is the lowest possible grade, then no one flunks out.

    As long as you pay, everyone passes. Everyone gets a degree. It becomes diploma mill.
     
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    Yes but I believe their music dept. is one of the best.
     
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    I had a student in a grad course I was teaching colossally fuck up all term long, not take any feedback, and the person couldn't write for shit. Misspellings, grammar mistakes, what have you.

    She didn't turn in the final and then a week after the term ended and I flunked her, she sent me an email asking me to reconsider.

    My response, TL; DR version: Abso-fucking-lutely not. You fail.