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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 04:14 PM

Professor suspended for jokey? video to students "you people are just vectors of disease to me"

the cursing starts at about the 4 minute mark... lots of F bombs. and worse



He begins the video by wearing an astronaut-ish helmet and speaking as if he were an intergalactic traveler. Things get weirder—and more foul-mouthed—from there. As a result, a history professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., has been placed on administrative leave, reports the Washington Post. A post at Inside Higher Ed calls the video by 74-year-old Barry Mehler "part performance, part protest," the latter because he objects to returning to the classroom amid the pandemic. Among the reasons the professor is in hot water:

“You people are just vectors of disease to me, and I don’t want to be anywhere near you," he says in his introductory video to students. "So keep your f---ing distance. If you want to talk to me, come to my Zoom.”

“None of you … are good enough to earn an A in my class,” he says. “So I randomly assign grades before the first day of class. I don’t want to know [anything] about you. I don’t even want to know your name. I just look at the number and I assign a grade. That is how predestination works."

https://www.newser.com/story/315668/professor-suspended-after-bizarre-video-to-students.html

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Demovictory9 Jan 14 OP
MineralMan Jan 14 #1
dem4decades Jan 14 #2
ret5hd Jan 14 #3
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 04:19 PM

1. What a weird asshole! I had one professor at college who was

a rabid egotist, and it showed immediately. I dropped the class after its first session. The prof tried to argue with me about dropping his class. I told him, "Oh, you do not want me in your class. I will challenge you each and every day. Just sign the drop slip."

Note: This was when I returned to college after 4 years in the USAF. I was completely over bullshit like that.

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 04:40 PM

2. Had an English professor, 1st day of class passed out index cards and told

Us to write our name, birthday and what we would be doing during his last class.

After we passed then in he announced that if we were the sign Cancer, to drop out of his class, we would not do well.

Of course I was a Cancer, got my only C. Jerk.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 05:31 PM

3. I dunno...I kinda like 'im.

I wonder how two curmudgeons would get along? I’d take him to lunch.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:20 PM

4. Probably would be like an episode of Seinfeld

Might end up being hilarious!

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Response to JonAndKatePlusABird (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:22 PM

5. Now that's a positive outlook on life!

I wonder what I could do to squash that.

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