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Beware, grandparents — midterms are approaching!

Something light — a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Ed where professors share the many predicable (and some creative) excuses students use these days to explain missing classes, midterms, exams.


New Semester Results in Huge Loss of Life Among Grandmothers

September 21, 2010


:-) I had one this week for my exam... student had to go home the evening before the exam b/c her hometown best friend was critically injured and in the hospital. Said friend had also lost her mother last year (cancer) and the families are close. What could I say? I let it go and figured that if the student was making it up, karma will handle the payback.