“We demand that every student receives a final course grade of A as well as the removal of I/Z grades for the Fall 2022 semester.”
If these students put as much work into studying as they do protesting, they probably would all get good grades.
FOX News reports:
Students at expensive New York university occupy campus, demand A-grades for everyone
Students at an elite, private university in New York City are occupying a campus building with the demand that all be given A grades.
The original reason for The New School occupation, which began on December 8, was to support striking faculty members who were lobbying for higher wages and better health care.
Though the faculty strike has since been resolved, a letter of demands now calls for A grades for all students. It says in part: “We demand that every student receives a final course grade of A as well as the removal of I/Z grades for the Fall 2022 semester.” The letter insisted, “Attendance shall have no bearing on course grade.” (According to the New School’s website, an “I” grade is a “temporary incomplete” and a “z” grade is an “unofficial withdrawal.”)
The letter also states that occupying students demand a refund “for the loss of instructional time due to the strike” and that “this tuition refund will be proportional to the duration of the semester during which the strike is in effect.”
Students are also calling for the resignations of the school’s president, provost, vice president and the disbandment of the Board of Trustees. Other demands include a tuition freeze from 2023 to 2028. As reported by The Daily Caller, students are also demanding for the university president’s house “be treated as a communal property.”
Assistant Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Amy Malsin commented to Fox News Digital on the unfolding situation: “The university supports peaceful free expression by our students, and we are listening closely to all of our students’ concerns.”
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