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Alabama student earning college credit at Occupy Wall Street

If you’ve been wondering, “How exactly are these protesters still students if they’ve been camped out in Zuccotti Park all semester?” Well, one University of Alabama student — Henry Perkins, a junior at the school — is earning college credit:

“I asked my professors and they said to go for it,” Perkins told the Daily News. “They’re living vicariously through me.”

“I learned a lot here,” added Perkins, who arrived in New York by train carrying only a computer, toothbrush, cell phone, some books and a tarp. “I realized that I never want to be in any system, and you can make it work.”

Perkins is enrolled in an interdisciplinary program that allowed him to design his own major, replete with independent study. From OWS, he Skypes into class and updates his professors on his project (OWS in the larger context of American civil disobedience).

[NY Daily News]

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