This semester one of my students "friends" me on facebook. Later in the semester, she writes about skipping philosophy class with her buddies as her status. Just before class I get an email saying her grandmother died unexpectedly and she's unable to attend class.
I respond with the usual "I'm sorry to hear that" reply, but attach a screenshot of her status update to the email.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
(Facebook) status anxiety
The Philosophy Smoker has a fun post detailing some wacky student behaviors: the usual strange spellings of philosophers' names, etc. ("Dick Hart's Meditations"!). But this tale satisfies me greatly: