Student Fails Assignment 'Cos Australia "Is Not A Country"
A university professor in the US has been fired after
27-year-old Ashley Arnold received feedback on an assignment claiming that Australia is
Ashley wrote back to her professor, clarifying that Australia is indeed a continent AND a country.
Refusing to accept they're wrong, the professor wrote back “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."
"I want you to understand that any error in a project can invalidate the entire research project," the professor wrote.
"Research is like
Finally, after Ashley sent them a link to an "about Australia" page, the professor acknowledged they were wrong and gave Ashley a B+.
The university has now replaced the professor and issued an apology on Twitter.
We deeply regret the interaction between our professor & our student. We have apologized to Ashley, replaced the instructor, & are reimbursing her tuition for the course. To our friends in Australia, we know that you are a country & a continent, best of luck in the Olympic games!— SNHU (@SNHU) February 9, 2018