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What a Joke: “Occupy Wall Street” Participation To Earn Class Credit At Columbia University

Sunday January 1, 2012 7:20 PM - 4 Comments

occupy-wall-streetColumbia University will offer a new course for upperclassmen and grad students next semester. An Occupy Wall Street class will send students into the field and will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, a veteran of the Occupy movement.

The course begins next semester and will be divided between class work at Columbia’sMorningside Heights campus and fieldwork that will require students to become involved with the Occupy movement outside of the classroom.

The course will be called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement” it will be run by the anthropology department.

Appel is a staunch defender of the Occupy movement, in her blog she said that, “”it is important to push back against the rhetoric of ‘disorganization’ or ‘a movement without a message’ coming from left, right and center.”

Appel told the New York Post that while her involvement with the movement will color the way she teaches it will not prevent her from being an objective teacher.

The movement which began in September has been met with large amounts of support and resistance.

Dozens of occupiers were arrested shortly before midnight on New Years Eve when police say that they were tearing down barricades surrounding Zuccotti Park.

At least one of the people arrested was charged with assaulting a police officer, others were charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

Police are still processing arrests but say some protesters have been released. No other details were immediately available.

{CBS Local/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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4 Responses to “What a Joke: “Occupy Wall Street” Participation To Earn Class Credit At Columbia University”

1. Comment from anon
Time January 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

an additional ascent into darkness for them. Sorry for them, really.

2. Comment from Yehoshua Kehati
Time January 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

As an alumnus, I am glad to say I have not given them a pruta in decades; what a farce to call this a place of learning!

3. Comment from Anonymous
Time January 2, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Teach them how to work for their own money.

4. Comment from beethoven’s friend
Time January 2, 2012 at 4:25 AM

How neat, what is next, class credit for using the restroom in the morning? Wow. Smart thinking. Anarchists rule huh? Wow.

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