Controversial teenage phenom Michelle Wie dropped out of her History 504 final on Tuesday, citing a wrist injury that kept her from being able to write her final two essay questions. The class, Pre-Revolutionary Russia, is a graduate-level course not typically available to Stanford sophomores, but citing her longtime love of the subject, Wie was able to procure a special exemption from the history department.
Professor Mark Sandburg was obviously disappointed in Wie's inability to finish. "We love Michelle and what she brought to our class, particularly her insight on the 1861 abolition of serfdom and early Marxism. We all hope she'll be healthy soon." Some of her classmates weren't so generous, suggesting Michelle faked the injury because she wasn't prepared for the surprise question about the Treaty of Pereyaslav. Said one student who chose to remain anonymous, "It's embarrassing that she would take the place of another student who deserved to be here, or at least one would have known the obvious differences between Tsar Alexey I and Feodor III."
This is Michelle's first WD of the year, though as a freshman she was DQ'd from Art 128 by her father B.J. when he discovered the class involved sketching nude models.