1/6/12, "NYU Student Weaves Elaborate Email-Drama, Beefs With Administration Over OWS And Student Ethics," NYU Local, Miles Tanzer
"Sara Ackerman sent seven lengthy emails, which NYU Local has obtained, to students in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis that elaborately chronicled a situation in which she fought with NYU professors, mental health experts, and university deans.
Sara Ackerman’s beef with NYU started over an assignment that involved going down to Zuccotti Park and writing an ethnography on the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Sara says she refused to go down because of ethical disagreements and concerns about “the criminals, drug addicts, mentally ill people” that were there. She requested an alternative assignment, but wasn’t granted one by CAS Dean Kalb until, she had already gone down to OWS “with two other young girls, who are quite attractive and thin, and don’t look particularly physically fit enough to take on a potential predator, rapist, paranoid schizophrenic, etc” and felt like she “escaped an extremely dangerous — and even, life threatening — situation.”
Sara still hasn’t completed her alternative OWS assignment."...
Above story via Atlas Shrugs. The NYU student reluctant to go to crime and feces infested Occupy Wall Street was sent to re-education training by NYU administrators:
1/8/12, "Professor Forced NYU Student to Go to #OWS Against Her Will for Class Requirement," Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs
"Not only did Professor Zaloom refuse to giver an alternative assigment; she threatened the student with an F. And while some will have any issue with Ackerman's style, it is irrelevant. Ackerman was harassed and forced to go
- to NYU "Wellness Exchange"
(a euphemism for mental health center). Gaslight, anyone?"...
Ed. note: Ms. Geller references the classic film "Gaslight" with Ingrid Bergman.