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Student sues Lehigh University over grade

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain Obvious, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. A former Lehigh University graduate student, whose father is a professor there, is suing the university for $1.3 million after not getting a B in a fieldwork course.

  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Things have changed a lot since my day. I once felt I received a grade that was too low. All I did was whine to the professor and go have a few drinks. Felt a lot better afterwards.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Or maybe she sucked in her chosen field of study and needs to find another dream.

    Naaahhh... couldn't be that...
  4. Se must have really pissed off the professor to not get a B.
  5. ZacharyWJames

    ZacharyWJames New Member

    That's still the preferred method for most journalism (and college, for that matter) students.
  6. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    The only time I ever lobbied for a better grade in college was my senior year when I took Press Law, which was required for journalism majors. It was hard as hell, and the professor (who was head of the department at the time) was known for never giving an A. I will have to say he was one of the best lecturers I ever had, because he could make Press Law interesting.

    So I made up my mind I was going to ace that course, and I busted my ass, never missed a class, crammed like hell for the final and ended up with an 88.5 average (90 was an A).

    I went to see him and asked him if there was any way he could round up the grade. He told me that if it had been an 89.5, he'd have given it to me, because he knew how hard I worked for it. But he couldn't do it for a point and a half, and I respected him for it. He listened, didn't blow me off and was honest with me, and while I was disappointed, I was OK with it. I still see him a lot, and we're friends to this day.
  7. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Cool story bro
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I think one story I read said the student got "a big, fat, zero" in the class participation part of the grading procedure, so I guess the lesson here is perhaps do more than just show up and just sit there.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One of the stories I read said that the student cursed in class and also cried at one point. Not knowing the context behind these allegations, just at face value, seems rather harsh to give a student a zero.

    Now if the student was causing drama in every class and preventing other students from learning, then yeah, I can see the zero.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Friend of mine -- not me, seriously -- constructs his syllabus so that class participation is a portion of a student's "Bonus Points" grade. Students can get what he calls "Bogus Points," too, and these are simply negative Bonus Points. Bogus Points are "awarded" for being a pain in the ass -- sleeping in class, being disruptive, etc. It's conceivable that one could make A's on everything and still walk away with a B or C because of accumulated Bogus Points. He's been doing it that way for years -- he's a full professor now -- and hasn't run into any serious trouble.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    How many points for a blowjob?
  12. No surprise as the judge rules the grade stands.

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