Tell Northwestern It's Not OK to Cancel Human Sexuality
  • Petitioned Morton Schapiro

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Morton Schapiro

Tell Northwestern It's Not OK to Cancel Human Sexuality

    1. Petition by

      Neil Vazquez

      Evanston, IL

We the undersigned students of Northwestern University disagree with President Schaprio's decision to not allow Prof. J. Michael Bailey to teach Human Sexuality next year. For ten years, Prof. Bailey's Human Sexuality has been one of the most popular courses at Northwestern, drawing students from every major at the university. Many of us looked forward to taking the course, knowing that it was only offered once per year. Others among us have already taken Human Sexuality and feel that students are at a great disadvantage by not being able to take the course, as taught by Prof. Bailey. We feel that the university's decision to cancel the class undermines our ability to determine our own educations. President Schapiro, let the students decide whether or not they want to take Prof. Bailey's course.

Prof. Bailey should be reinstated as the instructor of Human Sexuality and the course should be offered next year.

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    • Liza Engstrom EVANSTON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      I learned a lot from this class! Very valuable course. If people are unhappy about the demonstration "scandal" then just ask Prof Bailey to not allow that kind of thing in the future. Don't make future students suffer.

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    • Robert Gardner CLAYTON, MO
      • about 3 years ago

      As a recent alumnus of the school (2010), I had Professor Bailey's Human Sexuality class and I count it among the top 5 classes I took at NU. This class is great specifically because it doesn't shy away from controversy. I implore NU to live up to its ideals as a teaching institution and keep Professor Bailey’s class as part of the curriculum.

      -R. Gardner

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    • Tulsi Parida EVANSTON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      I will be a senior next year and one of my goals was to take Human Sexuality before I graduate. Sadly, I will not be able to do so unless the class is reinstated!

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    • Audrey Hosford EVANSTON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      You misspelled President Schapiro's last name in your overview...might want to change that.

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    • A A EVANSTON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      Ask any student and they will all say that this is nothing short of ludicrous. I was one of the students who saw the demonstration that led to this debacle, and I am beyond words at the response. None of the people denouncing Professor Bailey took the class or understand how important and engaging it is. I used to be proud of my school as a place full of brilliant scholars and academic freedom, now I see it for what it really is: a slave to ultraconservative donors.

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