I feel sorry for this guy — a Cornell professor who has to deal with some rude goofball who keeps yawning loudly behind his back.
But the way he handled it? Yeah, a bit awkward.
The video has gone around the Internet, and it’s not the only example of “Gotcha!” videos catching professors in odd moments.
This article in Inside Higher Ed considers whether the proliferation of such videos might have a chilling effect on faculty everywhere.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.