Thursday, 24 April 2008

News!

These days I've been fairly busy with studying, doing assignments and some home works. Some of them are completely new to me and for some others I need to drag old information remained from the past, whisk away their dust and see their fresh clear looks. I'm practicing to be satisfied with both load and pace of my learning. Apart from my bookish news, seems there is not much news around except for really odd one that happened to be around learning stuff too which I've heard a couple of days ago.

I can still remember many of my former professors and some of them left me many pleasant and unforgettable memories. This one that I've heard about was among the nicest in my opinion both form academic and ethical views. Apparently, one of his PhD students that I happen to know too- by his name and face and not in person as he was at the same faculty that I used to study- had a fight with him in his room at a university that he's teaching right now and all of a sudden after their talk this student took the cyanide in the lab and died immediately! I've read different opinions and received several e-mails regarding this matter but I have nothing to say other than this professor was too nice to motivate someone to commit suicide and this student?... I really didn't know him that well to give any comment about.

3 comments:

jeerjeerak said...

Being a teacher, there could come many many times your students are not happy with you. A trivial example is when they receive bad grades. It's a sad story if a student commit suicide in such occurrence, but it is not the teacher who should be blamed.

Nava said...

Dear Behi,
My husband knew this young man and also was (and is) in contact with one of his long-time and closest friends. As this friend says, apparently he had been carrying cyanide with himself for over a year, and this fight (whatever it was, as nobody exactly know it) was the last drop in a glass which was already filled. Maybe this fight could have been prevented, or maybe this professor said something offensive, but you cannot really judge this act by observing the last moment. There are so many other factors and even maybe people responsible in this, and as I said that last argument was like the trigger...

Behi said...

Dear Nava,

What you say, makes sense and I do agree with you.