Anonymous Evaluations Not That Anonymous

The University of Georgia went as far as hiring a handwriting analyst to confirm who wrote nasty remarks on teacher evaluations.

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What's the fastest way to get outed on those anonymous professor evaluations? Write antigay comments and death threats, and then get reprimanded for your unnice words. That's what happened to one University of Georgia student who has since written an apology letter and a "1,200-word essay on how his remarks affect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community," the Red & Black reports.

While the university went as far as hiring a handwriting analyst to confirm who wrote the nasty remarks on the evaluations, the LGBT community is angry, saying the university was slow in its efforts to find and punish the perpetrator of the antigay remarks. "Just last week, Columbia had a very ugly racist incident," said the teacher involved in the incident, referring to the noose hung on a professor's door at Columbia University. "At one institution, nothing is done. At another, the university president goes public."