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Crazy chemistry TA fired

Connemara

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OK, this is ridiculous/hilarious. http://media.www.thelantern.com/medi...-3669081.shtml Some particularly awesome parts:
The e-mail continued, "Don't worry. He thinks I'm going through some issues with chemo right now, and I just have the stomach flu." She said that Tatz liked her and "that everything will be OK." Stredney wrote: "Tatz gave me two options: one was to file 25 cases of academic misconduct (one for each student), two was to get fired and the students wouldn't suffer any repercussions. I chose to get fired." However, in another e-mail sent just 30 minutes later she says " You know, f--- it." Stredney said "The more I think about [getting fired] the more pissed off I get. I may go get drunk this evening and go into Carmen and see if I can f--- with your midterm exam grades." "I don't like to be ratted out about 'cheating' and getting fired by a couple 18-year-olds whom I was trying to make their life as easy as possible by giving them REALLY good grades on their labs when they REALLY shouldn't be getting them," Stredney wrote. The students received one final e-mail on Feb. 15, threatening them that she would rather "take them down with her" because she was afraid of getting kicked out of the College of Pharmacy because of the situation.
 

Aperipan

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Originally Posted by Connemara
OK, this is ridiculous/hilarious. http://media.www.thelantern.com/medi...-3669081.shtml Some particularly awesome parts:
I think her indifference to her role as TA, perhaps more than her concern to make the students' lives easier, that got her fired. Writing emails of this kind to a bunch of students (there will always be a rat whether you like it or not) is bound to backfire. I love the stomach pain line though. Crazy biotch.
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dl20

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crazy *****.

Women shouldnt have access to higher ed

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countdemoney

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If I really wanted to be a chem major and had her for my lab leader, I would have been really ticked.
 

rnoldh

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Did you take Chemistry?

The whole world is not SF and the internet.
 

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What an idiot. I've worked as a TA. One of the first things I learned was not to trust the students. I remember how I was at that age, and I certainly don't assume today's 18/19 year olds are any different. Even if she hadn't been fired for misconduct, she should have been fired for her stupidity. Anyone who thinks one of those 25 students wasn't going to rat her out is far too stupid to be teaching anything to anyone.
 

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She's psycho, obviously.

TAs are usually not given much "vetting" - or instruction on how to teach/manage a course. It's "sink or swim", so to speak. I'm surprised this type of thing doesn't happen more often.

Much as a TA might think she's doing them a favor by making things "easy" on them, she's not. Plus there are some students there who actually want value for their tuition money.
 

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