College professors from around the country have offered the most outrageous excuses their students have given for missing a class, a test, or an assignment. Here are the best ones concerning issues students have had with the law.

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Overview

As an overview, this article is part of a series (Overview: The Best (Really Worst) College Student Excuses of All Time — Introduction to the Article Series), exploring what excuses college students have offered to explain an absence, a missed exam, a paper or project being late, etc. All of these excuses have been collected from this author’s contemporaries — professors and instructors at colleges and universities all across America. As such, it is a “crowdsourced” piece, and I owe them my gratitude for sharing their “best” excuses — which in reality means the “worst” — from their students over…


College professors from around the country have offered the most outrageous excuses their students have given for missing a class, a test, or an assignment. Here are the best ones concerning health issues, be they real or imagined.

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Overview

As an overview, this article is part of a series (Overview: The Best (Really Worst) College Student Excuses of All Time — Introduction to the Article Series), exploring what excuses college students have offered to explain an absence, a missed exam, a paper or project being late, etc. All of these excuses have been collected from this author’s contemporaries — professors and instructors at colleges and universities all across America. As such, it is a “crowdsourced” piece, and I owe them my gratitude for sharing their “best” excuses — which in reality means the “worst” — from their students over…


College professors from around the country have offered the most outrageous excuses their students have given for missing a class, a test, or an assignment. Here are the best ones where students have played the “Death Card.”

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Overview

As an overview, this article is part of a series (Overview: The Best (Really Worst) College Student Excuses of All Time — Introduction to the Article Series), exploring what excuses college students have offered to explain an absence, a missed exam, a paper or project being late, etc. All of these excuses have been collected from this author’s contemporaries — professors and instructors at colleges and universities all across America. As such, it is a “crowdsourced” piece, and I owe them my gratitude for sharing their “best” excuses — which in reality means the “worst” — from their students over…


College professors from around the country have offered the most outrageous excuses their students have given for missing a class, a test, or an assignment deadline. In this series of articles, we explore excuses that range from sad to fantastical to yes, some that are inspiring.

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This is the introductory article to a series of articles exploring the “best” — well, read that as the worst — excuses offered by college students for missing classes, tests, paper due dates, etc. The basis of the articles has been “crowdsourced,” as college professors from around the country responded to an invitation on social media to share their most memorable excuses offered by their students over the course of their teaching careers. The article series has been compiled and authored by Dr. David C. Wyld, himself a business professor with over thirty years of classroom experience. While prior to…


What Should the Washington Football Team Do for a Name?

The NFL’s Washington Football Team faces an almost unprecedented chance to rebrand its franchise permanently

A Washington Football Team player on the field.
A Washington Football Team player on the field.
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Ah, the WFT! For fans of the Washington Football Team, the team’s identity has been both a source of pride and shame for many years. Yes, the “Redskins” name is full of history, including Super Bowl champions (although not so much lately…), and it even was the inspiration for what is without question the greatest and probably most recognizable team fight song in U.S. professional sports…

BUT — and it’s a BIG but — the Washington Redskins were the only team whose name literally meant persons of color! …


Every business, no matter how excellent they may be, will have its bad moments. How it responds in the aftermath is the key to not just recovering a single customer relationship, but improving its customer service overall.

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A service failure is the opposite of customer satisfaction.”

Overview

All of us have experienced it at one time or another. If you’re lucky, it’s a rare occasion. On the other hand, if you feel like you’re an unlucky person and a dark cloud hovers over you, well, it might be a more frequent occurrence. However, whenever it happens, such an event can be upsetting, irritating and, most importantly in the big picture, a relationship killer!

What are we speaking of? The “event” that it’s referenced is a customer service failure. This is when the kitchen in the restaurant loses your…


COVID-19 has ushered in a new way of working. So what will the characteristics of the post-pandemic world of work look like?

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Overview: Will We Ever Get Back to the Office?

Recently, I watched an in-depth story on CBS Sunday Morning, the title of which posed the question millions and millions of Americans (and exponentially more worldwide) desperately want to know the answer to: “Will we ever get back to the office?” The news report took a very in-depth look at the many pros and many cons of working from home. It also gave a platform to two tech company CEOs (Matt Cooper of Skillshare and Dev Ittycheria of…


The latest, frightening stats on airport security and what can be done about it

The TSA has just released figures showing that the rate of guns being detected on airline passengers has doubled in the last year. Here’s a look behind the alarming statistics and at how demarketing can and should be employed to reverse this dangerous trend.

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Overview

It is one of the more mind-boggling aspects of travel today. No matter how one feels about gun issues, gun ownership, the Second Amendment and so forth, how can anyone in their right mind today end-up trying to take a gun on a plane? Well, even with airline travel being down significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is happening more frequently — much more frequently in fact — today. …


The opportunities created by the worldwide growth of ecommerce

New analysis shows that every region of the world is seeing more and more retailing shift online.

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Overview

We tend to think of business history as being made decades in the past. After all, it is history. We think of the big mega-transforming events — key inventions like electricity, the Model T, and even the iPhone — as having been in the increasingly distant past. And yet, right now, all of us are living through what will likely be regarded as one of the most transformative and important eras in the history of business and commerce. This is because retailing, not just in the United States, but all over the world, is rapidly changing. The brick and mortar…


Why smart companies will target the female consumer today

The statistics show that women make a majority of household decisions regarding a whole host of technology purchases, from electronics to smartphones. So why is tech advertising still predominantly geared toward guys and their gear?

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Overview: “It’s a Man’s World”

It is a staple of modern life that watching your favorite show, catching up on the day’s news, or taking in the “big game” means making a trade-off. In a world where we can watch almost anything ever made on demand somewhere in the streaming universe, if we watch something live, that means one thing: Commercials. And while kids who are used to watching their favorite movies on Disney+ or their favorite cartoons on Netflix or Amazon may scream in horror, “MOM! DAD! Why is the show stopping?,” …

David Wyld

David Wyld (dwyld@selu.edu) is a Professor of Strategic Management at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a noted business consultant and writer.

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