SMU reviews grades after don gives A to all students

Uni calls them 'bogus' but professor says he wanted to spare students pressure of achieving high grades

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

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