Texas A&M Galveston associate professor Irwin Horwitz was so fed up with his strategic management students BS that he decided to fail the entire class. That’s some OG strategic management right there.
Here’s how Horwitz put it to his students in an email:
Since teaching this course, I have caught and seen cheating, been told to ‘chill out,’ 'get out of my space,’ 'go back and teach,’ [been] called a 'fucking moron’ to my face, [had] one student cheat by signing in for another, one student not showing up but claiming they did, listened to many hurtful and untrue rumors about myself and others, been caught between fights between students….
Makes you want to fail the entire class too, right? Who wouldn’t. They sound like a bunch of privileged kids who think they can do what they want and get away with it. At least someone finally put their foot down to teach them a lesson, right?
Wrong. The students complained saying that they needed the class to graduate, which prompted Texas A&M to release this statement:
“The report that all students in this class will be failed is not correct,” Louchouarn, an associate provost with Texas A&M University, said in a statement. “Each student will receive an individual grade based upon work completed during the semester. There is no investigation of any class-wide cheating underway. The university is listening to concerns about this issue from students and faculty and will address them according to our policies.”
So in other words, they don’t want to upset any paying customers and no one’s going to fail.
If you want to remove any doubt about whether or not the professor is telling the truth, just check out the YETI app for the iPhone to see how terrible some of these college kids can really be.