A New Faculty Challenge: Fending Off Abuse on Yik Yak

Eastern Michigan U.

Starkweather Hall, home of the Honors College at Eastern Michigan U. An episode involving honors students there highlights how anonymous social-media posts can threaten the classroom dynamic, prompting union demands for protection from student harassment.
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The three Eastern Michigan University professors had no idea that they were under attack by the Honors College students seated before them.

The three women knew that many of the nearly 230 freshmen in the auditorium resented having to show up at 9...

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