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Vegetarian Hoax at Smith College Stirs Up Campus

Vegetarian Hoax at Smith College Stirs Up Campus

It started with a rumor and ended with a big college facepalm moment. At Smith College students were buzzing over a rumor that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. Once the rumor took off students started protesting both for and against the idea of a completely vegetarian campus. Slogans were chalked on walkways, placed on signs, and heated debates took place on and off campus about vegetarianism. But it was all just one big hoax started by professors teaching a logic class to students. That’s right, Professors at Smith College were in on the prank. It isn’t the first prank of the college professors either. Professors Jay Garfield and Jim Henle teach an introductory class in logic in a very unorthodox way by giving their students a rumor to spread which they must convince the campus of with the most effective means– fliers, Facebook, campaigns, word-of-...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/10/25/vegetarian-hoax-at-smi...

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