When RPI Banned Protest, It Became a Class

March 31, 2016

By Ellen Wexler at Inside Higher Ed

William Puka spoke into a megaphone, surrounded by hundreds of cheering students holding picket signs. “I just wanted to say,” he told the crowd, “that the class is going very well so far.” It wasn’t technically a class, but at the same time, it had to be. Without the protections Puka had created by calling the gathering a class, hundreds of students could face the consequences of protesting without permission...

Schools: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute