The students in Professor Peter Froehlich's “Intermediate
Programming” and “Introduction to Programming for Scientists and
Engineers” (a Python language class) classes, boycotted their
finals last December. The former initially organized the boycott and
the latter followed suit.
To avoid the stress of taking their exam, the students decided to
capitalize on a loophole in Froehlich's grading system.
“In my courses, all grades are relative to the highest actually
achieved score. Thus, if no one showed up and everyone got 0
percent, everyone would be marked as 100 percent,” Froehlich wrote
in an email to The News-Letter.
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As remarkable as all the students in class deciding not
to take the exam, it's even more remarkable that the instructor kept his
word and awarded everyone 100 percent on the exam.
And I'm bummed that I never had an instructor in school make such an
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