How often do I get to report good news? (Not often enough!) While my computer is in the shop, being debugged and re-rigged with new software, I can happily pass along news from Inside Higher Ed that two students on Semester at Sea got kicked out of the program for plagiarism! Ha-ha! Schadenfreudelicious! Kudos to the University of Virginia for not backing down on enforcing its Honor Code.
I guess it’s not enough to be on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean while occasionally reading books, writing papers, and reporting for class–some students apparently want to be relieved of all intellectual labor. (Ed. note: fine with me! Cruise your tragically overworked hearts out for a semester–just don’t expect college credit for it! Duh.) The sad thing is that parents of the poor dears may well side with their little cheaters–after all, they paid good money for those grades!