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Article "You Cut, You Fail"

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Article "You Cut, You Fail"

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This 1991 article focuses on an announcement made by R. Dean Decker, a biology professor, in which he states that any students who walked out of his class, or were absent during the time of his class would automatically fail the course. This announcement was made in direct response to students who organized a protest against the Gulf War, that had just been announced. Richmond students were encouraged to walk out or skip their classes to head to The Pier where they would discuss the war and show that they were genuinely concerned about this international issue. Amy Addison, a junior, was upset by the announcement and began a petition in opposition, and stated that Decker had tried, "to put a restraint on a basic American freedom." Decker's stance is that students are entitled to their own viewpoint but he does not wish students using his class "to express that viewpoint by walking out or not showing up."

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Koehn, Deanne. "You Cut, You Fail." The University of Richmond Collegian 77, no. 14, (January 24, 1991): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19910124.2.2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1991-01-24

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Koehn, Deanne, “Article "You Cut, You Fail",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3440.