University of Hawaii Creates Educational Hunger Games

| April 15, 2012 | 4 Comments More

The University of Hawaii may be the first educational institution to implement a learning system that mocks the popular book series “The Hunger Games.”

As we all know in the books children are chosen from each district to fight till the death in the pageant known as the Hunger Games. This is what Su-Spectator had about the details the college will put into play during their rendition of The Hunger Games.

UH officials have decided to create their own version of the game amongst failing undergraduate students — or those who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or lower — where their names will be put into a drawing to become a “tribute.”

One male and one female student from each of the 10 campuses of the university will be chosen as tribute.

The Tributes must go through weeks of training by being interviewed in front of a live audience, which will be streamed on the university’s website in realtime, and also by being enrolled in study hall for at least four hours a day.

Needless to say, these 20 students will be under the pressure of having their friends and family watching them, which officials hope will motivate students to improve on their grades in order to avoid public embarrassment.

Though officials are unsure about the details that go into the new system, the ‘Games’ have been planned to happen every summer. The 20 students or tributes will be chosen by a random lottery a week after spring semester finals.

Do you think this is a good thing for the school?  Would the live streaming in front of your family and friends make you pay more attention to your grades? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Su-Spectator Blog

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  1. Pikko says:

    I work at the University of Hawaii and this sounded really off the wall, so I tracked the links down and it was posted to our Ka Leo campus newspaper on… April 1. :)

  2. Alex says:

    “Turn me on, keep turning me on. (uh huh huh)”

  3. KEE says:

    what ??? yeah , right now everyone wants to experience the hunger games . what exactly are the students doing in the “games” ?????

  4. PeetaLuv (Paloma) says:

    I think this is pretty cool but…. it may lead to actual Hunger Games in the near future.

    It’s the whole idea of ‘it’s not that bad’ or ‘how bad could it get?’

    trust me, it could get very, very bad.

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