Silent Sam Protesters at Chapel Hill Embrace a New Tactic: a ‘Grade Strike’Breaking News
tags: Confederate Monuments, Silent Sam, Chapel Hill
THREAD: Why weren’t faculty experts @UNC consulted on Silent Sam?— John Bowles (@JPBowles) December 4, 2018
Thoughts on the #BOT’s proposal to install the Confederate monument on campus @UNC in a new University History & Education Center pic.twitter.com/vNc9Nsmmgj
Amid a week of standoffs between activists, the police, and officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over its plan to house a Confederate monument, Silent Sam, in a campus center, the protesters have a new bargaining chip: students’ grades.
Just as the fall semester is set to close, activists say, at least 79 teaching assistants and instructors have joined a rare “grade strike,” pledging to withhold more than 2,000 final grades unless the university meets their conditions. A Chapel Hill spokeswoman said on Friday evening that the university could not verify those numbers.
Final exams have already begun, and the first grades will be due next week.
comments powered by Disqus
- Treating immigrants like criminals has a long history in the United States
- Hundreds of black Americans were killed during 'Red Summer.' A century later, still ignored
- Memes and Memory: How Anthony Johnson, a Captive African, Became a Right-wing Talking Point
- Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.
- 75 Years After World War II Theft, a Painting Returns to Italy
- Kruse and Zelizer: Trump Is a Symptom of an Age That’s Been a Long Time Coming
- Reginald Butler, Former African American Studies Director at UVA, Dies
- Duke Professor Emeritus John Herd Thompson Dies at 72
- ‘The Code’ Review: How Green Was the Valley
- Academics Respond to Wall Street Journal Op Ed Calling Academia "Sweet Racket"