May I introduce Texas A&M University at Galveston management professor Irwin Horwitz, harbinger of justice, dealer of discipline, destroyer of worlds…
Irwin, teacher and literal embodiment of Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace, is not a man to be trifled with. You hear me, you meddlesome kids? He’s not to be f*cking trifled with.
Apparently, his class acted so rudely that he decided to exercise the nuclear option: he failed each and every single one of his students.
Here’s the f*cked up part: Irwin even acknowledged that there were a few students did not participate in the class’ wrongdoings, but guess what? All must pay, because that’s Irwin, for ya. Ethics be damned, he shoots from the hip.
Let me remind you all that collective punishment in warfare is outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. Just saying.
Well, thankfully, the University has intervened, and has overturned his decision. This will hopefully be a deterrent for him to pull the whole “excuse me, was you saying something? Uh uh, can’t tell me nothing,” approach to discipline.
Here’s an excerpt from his remorseless edict that seems straight out of the Old Testament in terms of his punishment:
“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.“