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(Buzzfeed)   Professor gives student a failing grade on a paper comparing America and Australia, because Australia is a continent, not a country, and also it's the place where Hitler was born   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 11:41:56 AM  
Five bucks says it is an adjunct.
 
2018-02-09 11:50:01 AM  
Also, everything in Australia wants to kill you.
 
2018-02-09 11:52:07 AM  
Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.
 
2018-02-09 11:54:35 AM  
The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.
 
2018-02-09 12:00:11 PM  
Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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2018-02-09 12:01:08 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...
 
2018-02-09 12:02:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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Glad the professor was shiatcanned.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:14 PM  
Thank you for this web-address

After I do some independent research on the continent/country issue I will review your paper.


This is how academics talk to each other.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:22 PM  
The professor probably got her PhD from Trump University.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...


I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.
 
2018-02-09 12:11:37 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...

I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.


OK - one step above Phoenix, then.
 
2018-02-09 12:13:46 PM  
Oh - and article is useless without professor name.
 
2018-02-09 12:14:14 PM  
FTFA:

The professor never apologized for the error, but did acknowledge she had a "misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent."


That's a nice euphemism for saying you were wrong.
 
2018-02-09 12:15:36 PM  
Like I tell my kids, "just because a person hasa job, it doesn't mean they are good at it."
 
2018-02-09 12:17:36 PM  
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2018-02-09 12:17:50 PM  
Australian Hitler, "That's not a genocide.  Now this,...this is a genocide."
 
2018-02-09 12:18:31 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.
 
2018-02-09 12:19:01 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The professor never apologized for the error, but did acknowledge she had a "misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent."


That's a nice euphemism for saying you were wrong.


Future politician.
 
2018-02-09 12:20:03 PM  
Death by SNHU-SNHU?
 
2018-02-09 12:20:29 PM  
Whose Line is it Anyway- Africa is A Continent
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2018-02-09 12:21:41 PM  
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:22:08 PM  
She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted
 
2018-02-09 12:22:20 PM  
Get a real degree from a real school.
 
2018-02-09 12:22:32 PM  
She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.


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2018-02-09 12:23:48 PM  

Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:24:03 PM  

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


The stretch marks never go away.
 
2018-02-09 12:26:31 PM  
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2018-02-09 12:27:41 PM  
Death by SNHU SNHU occurs when you die from face-palming yourself so violently because your professor is a dunce.
 
2018-02-09 12:27:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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CSB...

My best friend from HS went on to get a BA and MA in Philosophy with the intent of becoming a PhD professor. Some time after the MA, he said "fark it, I need to make a living", got an MBA and now works in administration at Miami University.
 
2018-02-09 12:28:49 PM  

bighairyguy: [img.fark.net image 600x433]


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2018-02-09 12:29:04 PM  

edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.


This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.
 
2018-02-09 12:29:36 PM  
Take heart, Dumyanks! It is not just because you are dumb that you know nothing about geography. Even the perfessers are as ignorant as wet raw wool.

I hope that the kid got her mark regraded and the professor is taking a remedial geography course that costs her three times as much as the student was charged.
 
2018-02-09 12:31:38 PM  
I agree with the professor.  I mean really, what really is a country?  It's just a state of mind.

Now a continent, that's real.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:00 PM  
Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:29 PM  
In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:58 PM  
Now Canada on the other hand....
 
2018-02-09 12:34:04 PM  

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


Wait, you mean that SNHU wasn't always based out of Cell 1138 at U.S. Penitentiary - Coleman, FL?
 
2018-02-09 12:35:12 PM  

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I miss the rains down in Australia.

From the comments.
 
2018-02-09 12:35:47 PM  
It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.
 
2018-02-09 12:37:20 PM  

edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.


In Idaho? Come on.
 
2018-02-09 12:39:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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That's about as good as they could have handled that. Good for them and for the student for sticking up for herself.

This professor really shouldn't be allowed to instruct. She double and triple downed on her stupidity.
 
2018-02-09 12:39:42 PM  
Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson
 
2018-02-09 12:40:57 PM  

Bowen: edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.

This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.


Because then you'd have to actually be smart enough and apply yourself to completing a real degree, with real professors and real Regents exams and so forth.  Places like this are or people who can't get accepted to Idaho.
 
2018-02-09 12:41:08 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson


half correct
 
2018-02-09 12:41:35 PM  

FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.


Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?
 
2018-02-09 12:41:40 PM  
OK, I know as a person who's trying to become a nicer person I shouldn't pick on individuals, so, uh...

I'ma ask a question about the plucking of eyebrows... why to people do it and, if they think it's so important to do, why don't they do it very carefully, as such an important task should warrant?  Or maybe this is just a one-day mishap in the repainting of thoroughly plucked brows?

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2018-02-09 12:43:12 PM  
So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?
 
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2018-02-09 12:43:42 PM  

Subtonic: Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.


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2018-02-09 12:44:32 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson

half correct


Hey! I qualified it with "usually."
 
2018-02-09 12:45:40 PM  

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


"What qualifies you for this position?"
"I know that Australia is a country and a continent."
"You're hired."
 
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