Damn, Texas A&M University at Galveston management professor Irwin Horwitz—you’re a wild motherfucker.
Whereas maybe you had a college professor at some point who idly threatened to fail the whole class as a tool for behavior control while remaining fully cognizant that such a drastic action could never practically be deployed, Texas A&M University at Galveston management professor Irwin Horwitz actually did that shit.
Is professor Irwin Horwitz a hero for the cause of Teaching These Coddled Youth of Today About Responsibility and Adulthood, or just another crazy old motherfucker? You be the judge. A sample of Horwitz’s email to his class, via Inside Higher Ed:
“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…. None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.”
Sounds like a personal problem... lol.
You can’t do that, Irwin.