"PSCI 291-301 is canceled. We are so sorry for this last minute cancellation. With Dr. Henry Teune’s passing, this course should have been cancelled over the summer and was an oversight."
An "oversight?" We'd say this was a little more than an "oversight." Rather a complete fail on the part of the well regarded, Ivy League university. In a personal blog, one student described the incident:
"How annoying is it when you drag yourself out of bed to class and the professor isn’t there? You’re all like, what the hell is this guy doing, worst class ever, etc… and then you find out, via an email sent while you’re waiting in class, that the professor isn’t there because he died. And the department forgot to tell you."
Yikes, looks like UPenn may want to look into one of those high-powered Hollywood publicists to clean up this PR nightmare.