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My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The phantom (or should I say wanna-be?) student

Student takes midterm. Student scores 58.

I cannot find student in my online grading system; since it's generated by the registrar and not by me, I tell the student that she appears not to be registered for my course. She tells me she's having this problem with other courses too, but that the registrar told her it would be sorted out soon.

I naively bought that story and just kept her exam so that I can record it later.

Miraculously, she does quite well on her presentation to the class; I give her an A-, in part because she desperately needs to bring her grade up. (I try to be nice when I can.)

Student takes final. Student scores 55.

I go to record final grades and discover that student is STILL not in the online grading system.

I ask a colleague what to do and am directed to the department secretary who, after a quick call to the registrar, discovers that said student is a) not registered for my course and b) not registered at the University AT ALL.

Stalker student.

A first, at least for me.

She has also asked me for a recommendation to medical school.

Oy. Vey. Holy shit. No way. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

Kinda funny, though.

1 comment:

Politeness is always appreciated.