Mic check .... mic check ... mic check ...
Anarchists, cultural Marxists, Code Pink, Syndicalists, and Maoists, and all other student activists ... please listen up [... please listen up]. Slacker inactivists, this means you too [... this means you too]. The credit course [the credit course] in Occupy Wall Street [in Occupy Wall Street] at Columbia University [at Columbia University] has been cancelled [has been cancelled]. Got it? [God it?] Oh, and why do you [... why do you] mindlessly repeat [mindlessly repeat] everything I say? [everything I say?]
Yes, that's right. Columbia University has reversed its previous posting of a credit course in Occupy Wall Street. This is indeed bad news for "(You Name It) Studies" students across the campus.
Memo to students: if you absolutely must, then whinge at the 1% on your own time. The university is neither required to endorse your particular activism, nor is it required to give you a trophy for it.
The course in question, posted weeks ago as a new offering in the Anthropology department, to be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, was to be called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement.” According to Anni Karni in the New York Post, this course "promised a light reading load because students were expected to spend time protesting." Woo hoo!!! An easy A.
Here's the thing. With an annual tuition of about US $45,000, most students who could attend a top tier school like Columbia (scholarship and bursary students excepted) are already part of the 1%. Or at least they will be ... some day in the future ... when their parents, against whom they rebel, leave them with embarrassingly comfortable legacies.
But, I guess being a class struggle poseur is all part of the full college experience these days.
h/t to the venerable Fashionista Jewhadi