Justin Hartfield, a freshman English major, sparked controversy on Monday when he entered his Old Testament class carrying a backpack and a small kitchen table.
“Last week in class, something was just off,” said Hartfield, who is beginning his first semester. “When I went home over the weekend, I finally realized why learning had been so hard.”
Hartfield’s classmates report that he set the table in the back of the class, moved his chair to sit at the table, and waited quietly for class to begin. Dr. Michael Fuller, however, expressed reservations regarding the “unorthodox seating arrangement,” igniting outrage among the 53 students in the class.