SNHU professor fired for failing student who called Australia a country

HOOKSETT, N.H. (WHDH) — A Southern New Hampshire University professor was fired after a student said she was failed for calling Australia a country.

Ashley Arnold, 27, lives in Idaho and was taking an SNHU sociology class online. She said the professor failed her for her assignment and wrote, “Australia is a continent; not a country.”

“I was in shock. Shock would be the best word for it,” said Arnold.

In a statement, SNHU said they apologized to Arnold and refunded her tuition for the class. They also wrote, “To our friends and colleagues in Australia, we know that you are a country and a continent.”

Arnold said she plans to continue with the university and graduate in May.

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