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Mon Jan 28, 2019, 12:16 AM

Duke University professor removed over 'Speak English' email

Source: BBC

Duke University professor removed over ‘Speak English’ email

By Helier Cheung
BBC News

28 January 2019

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.

Megan Neely, an assistant professor at Duke University in North Carolina, said in an email to students that two unnamed faculty members of the biostatistics Masters programme had complained to her about students speaking Chinese in public areas in the department.

She said that not speaking English could lead to "unintended consequences" for international students.

Her email went viral on Twitter and Chinese social media, while Duke's medical faculty has promised to review its biostatistics programme.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47022374

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