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The Anarchist Professor: Interview with Denis Rancourt

By Chris Guillebeau

How does a tenured, full professor lose his job? First, he throws out the grading system by deciding that every student gets an A+.

Next, he tells students to rebel by showing how they, collectively, have more power and authority than any of the administration. Then, he gets arrested and taken away in handcuffs by the police just for showing up for a film club on campus.

Denis Rancourt is the professor, and I first read about him from the Globe and Mail, Toronto's largest newspaper. I tracked him down in Ontario and he agreed to answer my questions...

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Posted in: News on March 19, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

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