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 Australia not a country:
 Posted: Feb 11 2018, 08:37 AM

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Australia not a country: Sacked professor
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An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn't a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor.

Buzzfeed News reports that the 27-year-old student in Idaho was assigned to compare American social norms to that of another country.

She chose to study social media use in Australia, but the professor gave her a zero on that portion of the assignment, saying Australia is a continent, not a country.

Australia is actually both - a country and a continent.

University officials tell WMUR-TV the instructor has been replaced following an investigation.

In a statement, the university said it deeply regrets the interaction between the professor and student, and wished athletes from Australia good luck in the Olympic games.

Well, America is not a country but is two continents.

This could be fake news.

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 Posted: Feb 11 2018, 09:46 AM


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That’s not good. Surely the professor would have at least checked before making the remark and giving the assessment. The student based her whole assignment of the fact that Australia is a country and a continent. Somewhat embarrassing for the university.
 Posted: Feb 11 2018, 09:52 AM

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A follow-up story indicates that the professor has subsequently been dismissed.

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 Posted: Feb 11 2018, 03:38 PM


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I have seen US news showing Tasmania as Australia and dotted all over were 'wildfires'....during one of Australia's bush fires.

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