December 16, 2012

"The great Arthur Miller sent his NYU 1L Civ Pro class the exam instruction sheet. Except… he sent us the whole exam. Lulz."

There may be a couple of solutions, but one is obviously the best, and that's what Miller did. The students got some "lulz," other profs experienced twinges of vicarious pain, and Miller got to teach the world 2 more lessons — what not to do and what to do.

10 comments:

NotquiteunBuckley said...

That's it, Arthur Miller for POTUS.

This man is a national treasure, the most successful of law professors with a heart of pure solid gold.

A more inspiring creation you will not find on God's green Earth.

To start, he ought to do the full Ginsberg today. He can follow that up with a 60 Minutes special tonight, then all the evening shows for the rest of the week.

We will need: billboards, targeted web ads that target the entire Internet, full-pagers in all papers across the world, giant hot air balloons with Arthur's smiling over-sized image illuminating the masses, email marketing, inserts in bulk mailings, direct mail to everyone alive we can find an address for, phone calls, texts, instant messages, shout-outs, callbacks, NASCAR car ads, digital ads on packs of smokes and beer cans, dog tattoos, haircut styles with letters spelling "Arthur" shaved out of them, tattoos on foreheads and especially necks, vehicle wraps, guerrilla marketing with 18" by 24" yellow signs with black letters stapled to telephone poles and the like, inside-the-eyelid tattoos, subliminal radio messaging as well as square ads, paid celebrity endorsements, and much more involving K-12 education and University instruction.

Archilochus said...

Arthur Miller was my civ pro professor a few years back. I want a tuition refund for all the pro-Erie propaganda he made us suffer through.

ricpic said...

Was Arthur Miller great? "Attention must be paid! " Embarrassing's more like it.

Ann Althouse said...

"the pro-Erie propaganda"

I know! Bring back old Swifty!

NotquiteunBuckley said...

How far along is the genetic modification of corn?

Could we fix it so that only kernels that form the letters A R T H U R M I L L E R grow, while all the others atrophy?

Imagine it, every time you open up an ear of corn, you see the greatest name of the greatest man ever spelled out in delicious, juicy yellow corn kernels.

edutcher said...

And in the Internet Age, there can be no more recycling of exams.

Jason said...

Ok. I'm not seeing why this is a big fucking deal.

Jason said...

Ok. I'm not seeing why this is a big fucking deal.

Will said...

Maybe I am a little "cloistered" over here in the real world, with my engineer and scientist coworkers, making real world products, but I don't see anything unusual in this professors behavior - he made a mistake, owned up to it, and then worked to fix it. In the real world, we call this "a normal day at work".

The fact that his actions need to be called out as a great example of behavior says way more about academics than it does Professor Miller. He sounds like a normal guy.

Jeesh, I am reminded of the scene from Cryptonomicon where the protagonists liken the academics to Hobbits, and he is a visiting Dwarf. How they squabble...

David said...

I guess this is remarkable considering that the context is academia, where accountability is about as popular as it is in Washington, D.C.