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USA professor says Australia is not a country !

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This has us laughing in Australia :lmao:

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American professor almost fails student, saying Australia is a not a country

A US university professor has been fired after she penalised student Ashley Arnold’s assignment because she didn’t believe Australia was a real country.

AN online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn’t a country and gave her a borderline failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor.

Buzzfeed News reported that the 27-year-old student in Idaho was assigned to compare American social norms to that of another country.

The student, Ashley Arnold, chose to study social media use in Australia, but the professor gave her a zero on that portion of the assignment, saying Australia is only a continent, and not a country.

Ms Arnold wrote back to her professor explaining that Australia is actually both a country and a continent.

But the professor insisted she had been right, replying, “Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly”, she replied.

“I want you to understand that any error in a project can invalidate the entire research project,” the professor told Arnold in her email. “Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall.”

Ms Arnold even sent her professor a link to the Australian Government’s “about Australia” page.

Finally, the professor re-marked the paper giving Ms Arnold a B+, and acknowledging the misunderstanding.

But university officials told local station WMUR-TV that the instructor has since been replaced following an investigation into the matter.

In a statement released on Twitter, the university said it deeply regrets the interaction between the professor and the student, confirms that the supposed educational institution understands Australian geography, and wishes athletes from Australia good luck in the Olympic Games.

 
 

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oh dear lord,

 

how on earth did she became a professor ?

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A Univeristy professor no less.:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:

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I read about this yesterday and thought of you Jan :lol:

 

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:lmao:  I thought everyone knew Australia was the only country that was both a country and a continent !    Something we kind of brag about.  

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Someone in New Hampshire didn’t get the memo.

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She probably thinks that Russia is just 3 streets away from US.

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