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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Oh please.

    Focus for one minute. There is more than one way to teach the value of words.

    Disrespecting any cultural icon or religious icon or symbol should be out of the question.?
    Oh rubbish. Colleges are secular institutions. And stepping on a piece of paper with a word on it doesn't disrespect anything but a piece of paper.

    In any case, the student had a perfect right to say no, and that would have made the professor's point and brought the lesson home. But apparently he flew off the handle as conservatives and fundies are wont to do, being insecure in their beliefs.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    No one gets "suspended" in college - they're just "not welcome" in particular classes.... We're talking college here not High School.

    It's more like being banned - well it is being banned from taking a particular "class." of course you can take the class/course again just with a different "professor/teacher."
    You seemed to be making things up at this point. Professor's can't 'ban' paying students from a class they are enrolled in. If a professor claims the student is disruptive, he's have to put in a complaint to have him disciplined, including -- mirabile dictu -- a suspension. But professors don't have any such authority. At least not in any college I know about. So the story is garbled.

    Where do you get your information -- Breitbart.com?

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I got banned from a sociology course - well, the classroom. I passed the course, I just wasn't welcome in the damn room.. He didn't like it when I called him a monkey just to get a reaction then write a paper about it to prove his theory of tolerance was epic bull****...

    Your paper "proved" nothing other than the usual arrogant undergrad propensity to think one knows more than a person who has spent years studying a subject.

    What race was the professor? What caused you to call him a monkey? Did he eat bananas in a funny way? Maybe he walked around hunched over with his knuckles dragging on the ground?


    If you passed the course - without attending class - it would appear the professor was somewhat tolerant of your adolescent behaviour.
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Fire the teacher if he did not have enough common sense to realize this would really upset people he should not be a professor , understand symbolism and all but could he have chosen something else or maybe just put the word god since there are many religions with gods if it wasn't a particular one a student may realize something about themselves, than bye just using a very particular religion .

    Take the time to read a bit before posting and displaying ignorance on the subject. The professor had taught this class before, the exercise came out of the textbook used for the class.

    What makes the name "Jesus" special? This is south Florida we are discussing, the odds being very high that there were Hispanic students in the class, one of them could even have the name or know someone named "Jesus"
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Oh rubbish.
    Colleges are secular institutions. And stepping on a piece of paper with a word on it doesn't disrespect anything but a piece of paper.

    In any case, the student had a perfect right to say no, and that would have made the professor's point and brought the lesson home. But apparently he flew off the handle as conservatives and fundies are wont to do, being insecure in their beliefs.
    If that was the case why did the " University" issue an apology ?

    And this is less about theocracy than it is about pin headed Progressive Proffessors trying to push their corrupt and destructive ideologies on a captive and very influential audience.

    I think that particular Proffessor was active in the Obama worship that now defines the Democrat Party.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    You seemed to be making things up at this point. Professor's can't 'ban' paying students from a class they are enrolled in. If a professor claims the student is disruptive, he's have to put in a complaint to have him disciplined, including -- mirabile dictu -- a suspension. But professors don't have any such authority. At least not in any college I know about. So the story is garbled.

    Where do you get your information -- Breitbart.com?
    See my post #127. Professors do indeed have the authority, depending on the institution's civility code, to kick a student who violates the civility code out of class. They don't have to file a complaint; they can simply order the student to exit the classroom, and if the student refuses, call the campus police. Further, if the student refuses to meet or no resolution is reached, this does become a ban from the class.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    If that was the case why did the " University" issue an apology ? .
    I don't know. The story is garbled. But it appears the professor and student got in an altercation and professors are held to higher standards than insecure fundie college kids.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    See my post #127. Professors do indeed have the authority, depending on the institution's civility code, to kick a student who violates the civility code out of class. They don't have to file a complaint; they can simply order the student to exit the classroom, and if the student refuses, call the campus police. Further, if the student refuses to meet or no resolution is reached, this does become a ban from the class.
    Ordering a student out of a classroom isn't a "ban". That requires a hearing. So the story is garbled.

    Reading between the lines, I take it an altercation arose between the professor and student, and things got heated. Whose fault it was is hard to stay, but professors should keep their cool in general.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Ordering a student out of a classroom isn't a "ban". That requires a hearing. So the story is garbled.
    Actually, as I have already explained, it is a de facto ban. It can be temporary or permanent. It does not necessarily require a "hearing" either although it does, as step 1, require a meeting with the prof. If the prof feels certain that there will be no successful resolution, he or she can request the department head to attend this meeting. The issue travels up from there.

    You've already demonstrated that you aren't in possession of the facts. Stop trying to push this point; you are mistaken in your understanding.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by longknife View Post
    I'm glad the scumbag non-tenured professor got slapped down. I'm also quite disappointed that only one student had the juevos to refuse.
    How do you know how many students refused to step on the paper? The point of the demonstration is that they refuse, to lead to a discussion as to why they did so.

    Only one student reacted in such an extreme manner as to bring it to the attention of the University authorities and only one student took his side of the story to the press (in full knowledge that the University is legally prevented from right of reply). Even if his objection was legitimate, the manner in which it is raised is a relevant question.

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