The College Fix thecollegefix.com 21 Dec, 2020 05:45 am

Lawmaker calls on university to investigate professor for using term ‘Wuhan Corona virus’

Lawmaker calls on university to investigate professor for using term ‘Wuhan Corona virus’
Challenged students' views of Florida's COVID-19 response shortly before he was targeted.

p p He ‘dismiss[ed] student perspectives that are different from his own’ Students and a state lawmaker are calling on the University of Central Florida to investigate an adjunct professor for referring to the novel coronavirus as the “Wuhan Corona virus.” Quackenbush used the term “Wuhan Corona Virus” in an April 16 class email that emphasizes the importance of investigating China’s role in the emergence of the novel coronavirus, including the “[s]afety issues” at its virus research lab in Wuhan.com/L6IUpRahPx — ray (@rayanneanid) December 13, 2020 MORE: Taiwanese professor forced to apologize for using term ‘Wuhan virus’ While the email repeatedly misspells “Chinese” as “Chinses” and makes other stylistic errors, students took issue with Quackenbush’s multiple uses of “Wuhan Corona virus” eight months after the incident.” She filed a formal complaint against Quackenbush the same day, and posted the evidence she said she included in the complaint, including the “Wuhan Corona virus” email.

Anna Eskamani, an alumna of the university, told The College Fix it was “concerning to see a professor dismiss student perspectives that are different from his own and use terms like ‘Wuhan virus’.MORE: Winthrop University censors dean who used term ‘Wuhan virus’ IMAGES: Valencia College, Rep.

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