Professor Fails Entire Class

Aroosa Malik, Photojournalist

How would you feel if you participated in a semester class only to realize that your professor failed you during finals week?


At Texas A&M Galveston, a local professor, Irwin Horwitz was supposedly “disgusted” from his students behavior that he decided to fail the 30 person college class. Astounded, students were left to ponder whether it was their fault or his own personal problems.


Horwitz claimed to the board of the school that he caught his students cheating, saying vindictive comments behind his back, listened to untrue rumors,  and even fought between some of his students through out the course. This led to his recent action to cease teaching courses. As a result, he decided that it was appropriate enough to terminate and demolish students’ grade point averages by failing them.


His only comments for his actions were, “None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character.”


The School Board took action and declared that a new teacher will be coming in to finish the course; however, Professor Irwin’s grade of an “F” will still remain. However, with the magnitude of compliant received from the students and the parents, further action was taken.


Patrick Louchouarn, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Texas A&M Galveston, stated that each students grade will be determined by the amount of individual work completed in the course with Horwitz.


At YLHS, Daania Kalam(9) was “astounded and believes that we should learn from this experience and respect our teachers at all times.” Along with Daania, another YLHS student, Baylee Weston (10) believes that “Horwitz was rather harsh in failing his class. There might have been some students in that class that actually were participating and trying their best.”