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# Student representative: Our university, in expelling a

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25 May 2005, 08:59
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9. Student representative: Our university, in expelling a student who verbally harassed his roommate, has erred by penalizing the student for doing what he surely has a right to do: speak his mind!

Dean of students: But what youâ€™re saying is that our university should endorse verbal harassment. Yet surely if we did that, we would threaten the free flow of ideas that is the essence of university life.

Which one of the following is a questionable technique that the dean of students uses in attempting to refute the student representative?

(A) challenging the student representativeâ€™s knowledge of the process by which the student was expelled
(B) invoking a fallacious distinction between speech and other sorts of behavior
(C) misdescribing the student representativeâ€™s position, thereby making it easier to challenge
(D) questioning the motives of the student representative rather than offering reasons for the conclusion defended
(E) relying on a position of power to silence the opposing viewpoint with a threat
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25 May 2005, 09:22
Pick D.
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25 May 2005, 09:34
i think C
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25 May 2005, 09:44
IMO C
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25 May 2005, 10:06
C looks better
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26 May 2005, 14:29
OA plz
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26 May 2005, 16:04
C it is
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27 May 2005, 02:42
Agree with C
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27 May 2005, 07:26
One more for C
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27 May 2005, 08:31
Yep C
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27 May 2005, 08:35
WinWinMBA wrote:
9. Student representative: Our university, in expelling a student who verbally harassed his roommate, has erred by penalizing the student for doing what he surely has a right to do: speak his mind!

Dean of students: But what youâ€™re saying is that our university should endorse verbal harassment. Yet surely if we did that, we would threaten the free flow of ideas that is the essence of university life.

Which one of the following is a questionable technique that the dean of students uses in attempting to refute the student representative?

(A) challenging the student representativeâ€™s knowledge of the process by which the student was expelled
(B) invoking a fallacious distinction between speech and other sorts of behavior
(C) misdescribing the student representativeâ€™s position, thereby making it easier to challenge
(D) questioning the motives of the student representative rather than offering reasons for the conclusion defended
(E) relying on a position of power to silence the opposing viewpoint with a threat

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27 May 2005, 11:57
I think B and C are very similiar. Although i pick C because Dean of Students is saying the free flow of idea will be hindered if verbal harrasement is endorsed.

The student rep is actually saying the opposite: by punishing verbal harrasement, we are punishing the right to speak, which will hinder the free flow of idea.

Sounds like Dean of Students got the students' argument wrong.

If this happens in the real life, I would get really frustrated as the student...
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27 May 2005, 12:31
one more C

and the OA is... ?
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27 May 2005, 18:23
Clearly the dean's mispresented the student representative's opposing of the expel of the student as the endorsement of verbal harassment. Therefore D is right.
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27 May 2005, 18:43
HongHu wrote:
Clearly the dean's mispresented the student representative's opposing of the expel of the student as the endorsement of verbal harassment. Therefore D is right.

You mean C then, HH?

I would go for C here.
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28 May 2005, 05:40
sparky wrote:
HongHu wrote:
Clearly the dean's mispresented the student representative's opposing of the expel of the student as the endorsement of verbal harassment. Therefore D is right.

You mean C then, HH?

I would go for C here.

I too vote for C.
You pipped me to the post sparky.( thought of pointing it myself)

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28 May 2005, 05:55
The OA is C.
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28 May 2005, 14:11
sparky wrote:
HongHu wrote:
Clearly the dean's mispresented the student representative's opposing of the expel of the student as the endorsement of verbal harassment. Therefore D is right.

You mean C then, HH?

I would go for C here.

Oops I did mean C.
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28 May 2005, 21:53
HongHu wrote:
sparky wrote:
HongHu wrote:
Clearly the dean's mispresented the student representative's opposing of the expel of the student as the endorsement of verbal harassment. Therefore D is right.

You mean C then, HH?

I would go for C here.

Oops I did mean C.

HongHu barely makes such mistakes
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29 May 2005, 08:27
Was left with B and C.

ACE can be easily ruled out.

B has "other forms of behaviour" so it can be ruled out.

C it is.
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