Campus Reform: A former administrator at the Evergreen State College commented on the grading strike being held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, claiming that the situation may cause “significant harm” to UNC students.
As Campus Reform reported, multiple faculty and TAs at UNC are protesting the school’s decision to spend $5 million on erecting a building to house a Confederate statue torn down by protesters in August by withholding grades from their students.
While Michael Zimmerman, former provost and VP of Academic Affairs of Evergreen State, told Campus Reform that he understands the concept behind the grading strike, he still doesn’t deem it a good idea.
“I understand and sympathize with the impetus for the grading strike, but I still find it to be a mistake,” Zimmerman said. “It’s my opinion that any actions of this sort should target those who are responsible for the actions being protested and protect ‘innocent bystanders.’ In this case, it’s possible that thousands of ‘innocent’ students, many of whom likely agree that Sam should be removed from campus, are likely to suffer significant harm.” read more