Ah, the life of an American university professor… After robbing his graduate students of thousands of dollars, Georgia Tech Environmental Engineering prof Jochem Teizer was not only allowed to resign (rather than be dismissed, a black mark on his record that might put a crimp on future thefts), but will, it seems, walk off without anyone filing criminal charges.

UD loves the detail about little Jochem’s train collection. Students must have delighted in watching this adorable eccentric make his teeny cars go vroomvroomWatch the choochoo, kiddies! [Slips hand in students’ back pockets.]

Yes, yes, he’s been made to pay back the money.

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2 Responses to ““The agreement allowed professor Teizer to return to his campus office to reclaim personal belongings which … included model trains worth $20,000.””

  1. Stephen Karlson Says:


    Why keep your models on a shelf in your office, when you can build a working model at home.


    (No graduate students were fleeced in the building of this railroad.)

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: Funny.

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