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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 03:00 AM IST

China: Professor fired over ‘Speak English’ email

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New York: A US university professor has been removed as director of a graduate programme, amid a furore over an email she sent urging students not to speak Chinese, a media report said. Megan Neely, an assistant professor at the Duke University in North Carolina, told students that not speaking English could lead to “unintended consequences” for international students. The email was sent after two unnamed faculty members of the biostatistics Masters programme complained to her about students speaking Chinese in public areas in the department. The controversy erupted after screenshots of Neely’s email went viral online over the weekend.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:59 AM IST
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