SMU reviews grades after don gives A to all students

Professor Stefano Harney defended his actions, saying that he did not want to "artificially" restrict the number of As through a bell curve.
Professor Stefano Harney defended his actions, saying that he did not want to "artificially" restrict the number of As through a bell curve.PHOTO: SMU

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A professor's attempt to give all of his students an A grade has received an F.

The Singapore Management University (SMU) had to review the grades for a module taken by 169 business students, most in their final year, after it found out that the lecturer, Professor Stefano Harney, had given all of them an A grade with the same numerical score.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2019, with the headline 'SMU reviews grades after don gives A to all students'. Print Edition | Subscribe