NYU Business School Professor Takes Entitled Student Down a Few Notches

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely nucking futs, it's people who feel entitled to things that, if they'd just take a few moments to think through, do not make any sense at all.  Like this MBA student (how he got into NYU Business School I'll never know) who thought it'd be a good idea to walk into a professor's class one hour after it started and thought it was rude of the professor to tell him to come back to the next class! Since when is it ok to saunter into a class an hour late even if you are "sampling what's available?"

Yes, business school costs a lot of money.  It's worth checking out what you're investing in, but it still doesn't excuse lecture-hopping.  Or does it?  Am I missing something here? My college education cost a lot of money too but I trusted my own judgement and went to classes I picked based on reviews.  If I could do that at age 19, surely this MBA student could have too.

A quote from the student's email that made me want to poke my eye out:

Since I had never taken your class, I was unaware of your class policy. I was disappointed that you dismissed me from class considering (1) there is no way I could have been aware of your policy and (2) considering that it was the first day of evening classes and I arrived 1 hour late (not a few minutes), it was more probable that my tardiness was due to my desire to sample different classes rather than sheer complacency.


Part of Professor Galloway's response:

"In addition, your logic effectively means you cannot be held accountable for any code of conduct before taking a class. For the record, we also have no stated policy against bursting into show tunes in the middle of class, urinating on desks or taking that revolutionary hair removal system for a spin. However, xxxx, there is a baseline level of decorum (i.e., manners) that we expect of grown men and women who the admissions department have deemed tomorrow's business leaders."


Now, Deadspin is still checking on the facts to this case and the source of the email.  But true or not, I don't doubt that people like this exist, and that people like Professor Galloway also exist to put these d-bags in their place.

Enjoy.