posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:09 PM
I found this pretty interesting story. I think this was a big mistake on the school's part and pretty immoral.
Their teacher died a few months before (in the summer), and the school decides to e-mail the students of his death while they are all waiting in his
classroom, waiting for his class to start. I feel bad for those students whom came prepared with purchased course materials.
Remember the "15 minute rule" in college where if a professor wasn't there 15 minutes after class was supposed to start, you were allowed to leave?
Well, some students at University of Pennsylvania got the extreme version of that, when their class was canceled because the professor died.
But it's not like he died that afternoon, he died over the summer and no one in the administration thought to cancel the dearly departed Dr. Henry
Teune's political science lecture. Damn, tenure is a hell of a think!
Eventually the administration sent out an email to the enrolled students telling them the class was canceled due to death. They got the email while
they were waiting in the classroom. Yup, they bought the books, showed up for class, and BAM, your Blackberry goes off with the news that the very guy
you're waiting for is dead and now you have the afternoon to go back to your dorm and think about your own mortality. That's the worst part of this
story—you can't even go out and party after you get the news and be all, "Whoo-hoo class is cancelled! Pack the bowl!" A guy actually died.
What are your opinions on this??
I made sure to search first, so hopefully this hasn't already been posted!
edit on 9/19/11 by QuantumPhysicist because: (no reason