Dear UNC-Wilmington Students: Itís getting close to time to start another semester.
That means that itís time to lay down the rules for all of my classes. Iím going to continue to use all the rules Iíve used before, which can be found in my syllabus. But, starting this semester, Iím adding three more rules. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered students (GILBERTS) need to pay especially close attention.
First of all, GILBERTS will not be allowed to mention their status as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or trans-gendered. A few semesters ago, a gay student in one of my classes said Ė right in the middle of class, mind you Ė ďIím gay.Ē It offended me when he said that. That is why I am banning such statements for the duration of the semester. The simple awareness of the presence of gays in my classes offends me. No other reason need be offered. Just shut up and comply with the rule