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Jun Xiao became so frustrated with his organic chemistry professor at St. Louis Community College at Meramec that he dropped the class—and sent e-mails inviting his classmates to do the same.
He never mentioned his current professor’s name or directly criticized her in the e-mails, though several websites such as www.ratemyprofessors.com allow college students around the nation to comment on their professors by name.
So he was surprised when he received a letter from the college a couple of days later that said he had been placed on disciplinary probation for the 2007-08 academic year for violating the student handbook, including sections about hazing, obstruction or disruption of teaching, and disorderly conduct and defamation... Download file "Foundation takes up case of Meramec student"