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Students at Exclusive ‘New School’ in NYC Occupy Campus, Demanding ‘A’ Grades for Everyone

Students at Exclusive ‘New School’ in NYC Occupy Campus, Demanding ‘A’ Grades for Everyone

“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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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | December 18, 2022 at 1:21 pm

I’ll give you A grade. It’s F.

“College” today is not what it used to be.

This is just another example.

Nobody with any self-respect would want to be associated with this “institution of higher learning” as of 2022.

Sorry not sorry — it’s kinda hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy for anyone who , today and going forward, continues to choose to have anything to do with this place.

The Board of Trustees should refuse to give in to these ingrates–for that is what they are, ingrates–and, in fact, expel them for disrupting academic operations. Why should the school reimburse them for tuition? The school didn’t strike: The faculty did! Let the protestors seek “damages,” not from the school, but from the teacher’s union/association/leadership. If things get further out of hand, the school should simply declare an emergency and, if necessary, close its doors. (Pro-rate any tuition paid, and send them home, including telling them that they will never be welcome again!) It’s time to cease coddling to unreasonable demands. .

The Gentle Grizzly | December 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm

What – aside from price – makes the school “exclusive”?

What you won’t get is A job.

The entire educational experience at Marxist institutions, like this, is worthless wasted money and time…

I never understand occupation protests in cold climates at this time of year. All the school would have to do if it had any balls at all is cut off the water, heat and electricity and not allow food or water to be brought in. Pampered late adolescents would be shocked and outraged but they’d leave when the bathrooms overflowed as they shivered when they had to go there, thirsty and hungry. The administration doesn’t need to get stressed – the STUDENTS do.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Al Kuhseltsur. | December 19, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    And, once they are broken, hand thrm mood, buckets, plungers, etc for cleaning. None leave until the entire place passes a white glove inspection.

    One of the colleges at Oxford was pressed with such a student demand that they divest investment in fossil fuels. One enterprising administrator announced that the divestiture would start with the heat to their dorm rooms.