Berkeley students protest exam because noted professor isn't Mexican

I wish I had thought of this gambit to get out of taking an exam when I was in college. I guess I'm not blessed with an active enough imagination. Students at Berkeley are protesting a midterm exam being given by a noted professor and an expert in his field.  They demand a take-home exam instead of an in-class test and say the professor is unworthy of giving any test because he's not Mexican. Professor Harley Shaiken, a recognized expert on labor issues, refused the request of a take-home exam but offered to talk to the protesters outside class. He was rebuffed. Campus Reform: "This is a campus that is truly related throughout Latin America to the notion of free speech," Shaiken said, followed by laughter from the protesters, who went on to claim that their "well-beings are being put on the line because of the emotional, mental, and physical stress that this university is compounding with what is already going on in [their] everyday...(Read Full Post)