The Art of War: Professor V Student

Should professors create environments where students feel completely free to speak their minds or should students appreciate professors who hold students to higher standards of argumentation?

By Annabelle Chan and Geoffrey Rees

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Cartoonist Annabelle Chan drew a cartoon expressing her frustration with her Humanities Professor Dr. Geoffrey Rees’ stringency and shared it with him. He, in turn, responded with a cartoon depicting the challenges of his job.

Annabelle Chan is a first-year in the College.