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College Professor Offers Students Extra Credit for Attending Occupy Protest

A sociology professor at Northern Michigan University has purportedly offered her students extra credit for taking part in a local Occupy protest.

According to an email obtained by The Blaze, Professor Jeanne Lorentzen is offering students in her introductory sociology course 20 extra credit points if they attend an Occupy the Upper Peninsula demonstration with her on Saturday. Students who do not wish to attend the protest have the option of writing a 20-page term paper about a social movement to receive the same extra credit. Neither assignment is compulsory.
The email says students who choose to attend must make a protest sign that can say anything as long as it’s not “offensive, rude or divisive.” To qualify for the extra credit, students must sign an attendance sheet twice, at the beginning and end of the march.

 

http://www.debatepolitics.com/general-political-discussion/110598-c...

 

 

“Occupy” ing for College Credit at Northeastern University in Boston, Smith College, Austin Community College, Michigan State University, Black Hills State University

Jeffrey Juris, associate professor of anthropology at Northeastern University in Boston, said Occupy Wall Street has already inspired on-campus discussions and rallies.

"Students and recent graduates who may be underemployed or unemployed, who have the impetus and the time to be involved, are among the groups at the forefront of this," said Juris.

Juris has spent time at Occupy Boston and offered extra credit to students who observe the encampment and provide an analysis related to course themes.

Schools taking part ranged from Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusetts, where students handed out flyers, to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, to Michigan State University in East Lansing and Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/14/us-usa-wallstreet-campuse...

 

 

“Occupy” ing for College Credit at Northern Michigan University

 

[Northern Michigan University] Professor Jeanne Lorentzen is offering students in her introductory sociology course 20 extra credit points if they attend an Occupy the Upper Peninsula demonstration with her on Saturday. Students who do not wish to attend the protest have the option of writing a 20-page term paper about a social movement to receive the same extra credit. Neither assignment is compulsory.

 

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/college-professor-giving-extra-cre...

 

 

Occupy 100 Colleges

Occupy Colleges has announced their next plan of action. A national student day of protest has been set for Thursday, October 13, as part of a nationwide walkout and student solidarity protest in support of Occupy Wall Street. Students at over 100 colleges are planning on participating.

 

http://www.campusgrotto.com/occupy-colleges-could-become-largest-st...

 

 

University of Virginia: College Credit for Protesting?!

http://townhall.com/columnists/karinagness/2007/10/18/college_credi...

 

 

140 Colleges Stage Protests in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

http://www.opednews.com/articles/140-Colleges-Stage-Protest-by-Dave...

 

 

University of Missouri-Columbia : Should teachers who give extra credit for students to attend anti-American war protests be fired?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070103131123AAbX7tn

 

 

Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest

http://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/3294-occupy-colleges-s...

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