Yahoo — University of Pennsylvania students who were puzzled by a no-show professor later found out why he missed the first day of class: He died months ago.
The students were waiting for Henry Teune (TOO'-nee) to teach a political science class at the Ivy League school in Philadelphia on Sept. 13.
University officials say that about an hour after the class's start time, an administrator notified students by email that Teune had died. The email apologized for not having canceled the class.
Penn junior Mallika Vinekar was among those who waited. She tells the student newspaper The Daily Pennsylvanian that they just figured he was late.
Teune died in April at the age of 75.
Shit, I've gotta start using this excuse. Just can't argue with that. "Why were you late today??" Just fire back with "Oh, ummmm, I was dead. Yeah I died 5 months ago, actually e-mailed you about it." These students must be so pumped about this news, don't they get an automatic A now or something? You know that's the first question all of them asked, none of them even gave another thought to their dead teacher or anything. That's what goes on at these Ivy League schools, just all about the academics, pretty sad.