Prof Ends Snack Demand After 39 Years
Requirement was team-building exercise, he says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2011 1:13 AM CST
Updated Nov 24, 2011 4:24 AM CST
Psych 101 is now a hungrier place.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – For the first time in 39 years, Psychology 101 students at Sacramento State may find themselves being taught by a hungry Parrott. For decades, professor George Parrott has told students that if they fail to bring homemade snacks for the class to share, there will be no class. The university told him to end the requirement after he walked out of a snackless class two weeks ago and students complained, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Parrott says the snack requirement helped students to get to know each other, to learn how to form teams and to set schedules and check up on each other—as well as ensuring nobody goes hungry during 3-hour lab sessions. When he was an undergraduate, he says, classes were a lot smaller and students formed close ties among themselves. Now, "it's a commuter rat race. Students drive in and go home and never connect with their fellow students."

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Nov 24, 2011 10:32 PM CST
This actually sounds like a cool class. For a psych class this kind of makes sense. Psychologists DO have to interact with people after all. But then again it IS a psych class and we all know that (those of us "librul fagits" who have been to college of course) most people don't take it even remotely seriously. It's just a credit to them.
Nov 24, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Fuck you Newser. Cheetos or Spudsy isn't commenting on this story.
Nov 24, 2011 12:21 PM CST
And, college students these days have to worry about paying for college, not baking fucking cookies for their nut-job professors. I'm sorry but, I'd complain too. I'm paying to take a psychology class, not paying to make the teacher pastries. Don't blame the student for how things are now, going on about how students don't connect with students. What is he now the social networking police?