Via Campus Reform:
The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work encouraged its professors to offer students extra credit to participate in an anti-Trump rally in downtown Pittsburgh.
On Thursday, students and faculty in Pitt’s School of Social Work received an email urging them to sign up for “A People’s Agenda for Change: National Day of Action” on Tuesday, November 29. The email, which Student Services Specialist and assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Mary Patricia Elhattab sent, implored professors to give their students extra credit should they attend.
“This day is about taking a stand to say that Pittsburgh will not accept business as usual.” Tweet This
Lindsey Hern, a senior Social Work major, said that she receives a lot of similar, “one-sided” emails, and that she regularly feels alienated as one of the only conservatives in the department.
“It’s really ostracizing when your own department sanctions an event that is so exclusive to one set of students,” Hern told The Pitt Maverick.
The email also included information about free transportation from Pitt’s campus to downtown Pittsburgh for the rally.