Who in right frame of mind can say that if you are Fat (over weight) don’t apply for PhD program? Well, actually its was by a Professor. Shocking isn’t?
After the hate comments that came his way, he deleted the tweet and blocked his Twitter Account.
You cannot discriminate or admit students based on their weight. Ridiculous right?
This professor is working for two universities.
University of New Mexico and visiting professor at NYU.
Looks like NYU is cool with his tweet after his apology. But, UNM is not happy with his tweet.
The University of New Mexico administration and faculty were surprised by Dr. Geoffrey Miller’s tweet. We are deeply concerned about the impact of the statement, which in no way reflects the policies or admission standards of UNM. We are investigating every aspect of this incident and will take appropriate action.
When UNM’s Department chair learned of the tweet, she contacted Professor Miller, who is currently on unpaid leave from UNM while at NYU. He told her that his comment on Twitter was part of a research project. We are looking into the validity of this assertion, and will take appropriate measures. As members of the UNM community, we are all responsible for demonstrating good judgment when using social media or other communications vehicles.
But, this rule typically doesn’t apply for Airlines. I’m sure you must have read news about passengers being booted off the flight for being obese and flying with one seat ticket.
Do you know of any other ridiculous story like this? Share it with us.