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Student disciplined for improving campus course-selection system

wilwheaton:

Timothy Arnold, a student at the University of Central Florida, produced a app called U Could Finish that automated the process of hunting for vacancies in popular courses. After the app was the subject of a popular Reddit post, the administration at UCF punished Arnold for doing this, on the grounds that it had overloaded their servers. As a persuasive presentation from Arnold and friends documents, this claim is not very plausible. Nevertheless, the project has been terminated and Arnold faces three semesters of academic probation, a paper in which Arnold must explain why what he did was naughty and why the system’s administrators are good people, and a coaching session on making good life sessions.

Hey, I know what will inspire college students to make clever and helpful things! Let’s punish them for making clever and helpful things!

YEAH! HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE WIN!

…sigh. Fuckin’ Florida.

Filed under Florida wtf education fail Amurrika

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