Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday morning news

You would think that in the middle of summer, faculty could manage to stay out of trouble.

You would think...

First up, the usual story of sexual harassment of students by a professor
And you wonder why online classes are so popular with women?  Stupid Vandy.

A former prof at Northwest Missouri State teaches us a valuable lesson: don't make threats of violence on social media while growing pot in your home.  He beat the rap for now but he'll still not get his pot back.

What's the moral of this story?  If you grow pot and dislike your students, come to AWC and post some smackdown.  That's what I'm here for - to keep you people out of jail.  You're welcome.

Holy faculty dress code violation, Batman!  A professor strips to his underwear as a way to motivate students.  And you think that you've heard some dumb pedagogical fads.  I can't wait for this to appear on the agenda of the next professional development workshop.  Apparently, there's video (of course there's video) but I'm not even going to look for it.  Granted, googling "professor strips for class" can turn up some entertaining results but I've got children in the house right now.

It's hard to top that story but this one tries.  A Princeton professor is caught on camera stealing yard signs.  What a dipshit.  This is why we can't have tenure.

If all this is enough to drive you to drink, then go for it.  A New Zealand professor says that quitting drinking for a month doesn't improve your health.  Instead, you should stay dry for shorter intervals more often, such as several days each week.  I'll take that one step further.  Don't drink for several hours each day.  Sleeping provides a good opportunity for this.  Do it for your health.  Trust me, I'm a doctor.

Have a good Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. The yard signs were advertising one particular business whose owner had a "traffic incident" with the professor. It's not as if some professor stole everybody's yard signs.