So imagine the delight of finding out that your class is cancelled, followed by the shock of learning that it was cancelled because your professor died. Sadly, this actually happened to a group of University of Pennsylvania students. The real shock is that Dr. Henry Teune didn’t suddenly pass away that afternoon; he died over the summer and, somehow, cancelling his political science lecture got lost in the shuffle of Penn’s daily operations.

When the administration finally figured out their mistake, they issued an email to each of the enrolled students, informing them that the class had been cancelled due to Dr. Teune’s death. Students received the email as they sat in Dr. Teune’s class waiting for him to show up. That’s that Ivy League shit right there.

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