Student 2 left the country to go to his grandfather's funeral. He was gone a week and a half and missed an exam. He didn't bring the text along and is now back and lost.
Is it me, or is it them? The kids I know outside of this college did not miss school for anything. My son missed his aunt's wedding because he had a three hour class. A friend's daughter missed her grandmother's funeral because of a 5-hour grad class.