Funny thing I am so legit proud of the student for his cunning and activisim. I told Fox News when a reporter emailed me that the class was about networking and political activism.
I let them know how proud I was of the student for getting me to consent to record "to help him study" and then turn it into fuel for an online harrassment attack (he didn't really know what would happen) ..which I called "political activism."
Same time I am proud. I want political activism no matter student beliefs....within reason. Trump crosses the Racism and rape culture lines. I have no problem respecting my students right to be wrong if they believe otherwise.
Luckily the story didn't get national steam. Fox never ran it. Maybe because I believe in my students. Wanting to get involved in governmentand politics is great.
Still I think my pride watered down hopes for a juicy story. No national news story. Just a few weeks of internet trolls pinging every where I lived online and flooding inboxes with nonsense.
I didn't make much hay. Didn't have tenure at the time...but now I kinda think it belongs in the file. Research or Teaching?