A Non-Endorsement

The University of California walkout, scheduled to take place tomorrow, is "a moral, pragmatic and political misstep," write Jonathan Eisen and his colleague in the German department, Winder McConnell, in the Sacramento Bee. Above all, they say, professors have an obligation to their students and that "the classroom is sacrosanct." They write:

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