Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cornell business prof reacts angrily to loud yawn in class

Although it's being reported as a "freak-out," I don't think this business computing professor's reaction was per se over-the-top.  But check out the video and decide for yourself.

According to Inside Higher Ed:  "A spokeswoman for Cornell said that 'we're sorry to see a class disrupted and we're looking into what actually happened,' and that the university could say nothing more for now."

By the way, what is it about "business" classes these days that's provoking so much inappropriate behavior?  

You can read more about the "Cornell yawn" here courtesy of Inside Higher Ed.


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Fire this creature!

Posted by: Underwood | Nov 18, 2010 6:16:07 PM

What "it" is, in part, is such a big class that the professor doesn't know his students. This class had some 220-odd students! The exam-cheating class had 600. Yeah, the reference to telegrams was hokey, and I can understand why a student would loudly yawn to make his classmates smile. This prof's reaction was indeed over the top, but surely his stress levels had a lot to do with it.

Posted by: An observer | Nov 18, 2010 6:45:43 AM

Dude has problems.

Posted by: John Tarley | Nov 18, 2010 1:26:14 AM

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