This Geology Professor That Gave A Kid A Pass For Skipping Class To Go To The World Series Seems A Little Self Important
In theory, I love this interaction. Takes me wayyyy back to my college days when I showed up to class with eye-black on to hand in a paper and make "I think we understand each other" eye contact with my professor before bolting to a tailgate 8 hours prior to the kickoff of Rutgers biggest win ever. Sometimes - when it comes to sports - even the non-athletes ain't come to play no school. I'm glad that this professor understood that, but I am a little confused as why he's treating his Geology course like it's not some bullshit class that kids only take to fulfill their science requirement without avalanching their GPA.
I took Geology. Hell, I damn near overslept my Geology mid-term and I still got a B+. The idea that Damian Nance is taking attendance TWICE a class when said class is about goddamn rock formations is absolutely bonkers to me. You have to swipe in AND stay the entire time to learn about plate tectonics? Since when is finding creative ways to get out of yawning through boring ass lectures "deceit". I thought it was an unspoken part of the college curriculum. After all, how many different kinds of erosion can one possibly hear about before that information starts to erode away at their ability to stay awake? I'm glad he let a student enjoy a once in a lifetime experience without being penalized. That said, can he get those slides up on the website like the other self aware professors of fairly useless electives that damn near no one is going pursue professionally. As far as I am concerned, this kid would have been well within his rights to swipe in, drop off his homework, and immediately bolt to the liquor store to pick up some piss beer in order to properly get lubed up for some championship baseball.