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Post time 2019-1-28 15:58:55 |Display all floors
(China Plus) Duke University's medical school has issued an apology and launched a review after an administrator admonished students over speaking Chinese in a school building.

The course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds. [Photo: Duke University]

Megan Neely, who served as graduate studies director in the biostatistics master's program, wrote an email Friday urging students to "commit to using English" in the building housing the program.

She said in the message to an email list for the program's students that two faculty members came to her to complain about students loudly speaking Chinese in a common area. She wrote that both were disappointed the students weren't working to improve their English and "wanted to write down the names so they could remember them if the students ever interviewed for an internship or asked to work with them for a master's project."

After screengrabs of the email sparked an outcry on social media, Neely stepped down as the program's director of graduate studies, according to a letter from Dr. Mary Klotman, the medical school dean. A university spokesman verified the screenshots were Neely's email.

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Post time 2019-1-28 15:59:18 |Display all floors

Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina, USA [Photo: VCG]

The university's Chronicle student newspaper was first to report Neely was stepping down.

Klotman also apologized to students in the program in the letter , saying there was no restriction on using foreign languages in conversations with one another. She also said the university's Office of Institutional Equity would conduct a review of the biostatistics master's program.

Neely, who remains an assistant professor, didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Sunday.

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Post time 2019-1-28 18:13:13 |Display all floors
Dubbed university, rubbish innit?

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Post time 2019-1-28 18:24:18 |Display all floors
First they legislate their American laws to control the Chinese people who they can and cannot trade with. Now they order their fully paid up tuition fee Chinese students not to converse with oneanother in their mother tongue.
Why put up with this blatant American racist bullying you Chinese people?

Follow my examples...
Don't trade with the US.
Don't send your kids be educated in the racist countries that despise your China and you.
Avoid the Five Eyes countries.

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Post time 2019-1-28 21:57:57 |Display all floors
Sheer stupidity of Megan Neely!
Do everything silently.
No one knows and the objective is achieved effortlessly!
Now, you worked yourself up!
NO SYMPATHY!

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Post time 2019-1-29 08:18:45 |Display all floors
Kbay Post time: 2019-1-28 18:24
First they legislate their American laws to control the Chinese people who they can and cannot trade ...

Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2019-1-29 10:12:32 |Display all floors
She said in the message to an email list for the program's students that two faculty members came to her to complain about students loudly speaking Chinese in a common area.


It sounds to me like the volume at which these students were speaking was the larger issue at play. When in a "common area", which is generally used for all kinds of activities, such as reading, studying, homework, socializing, etc., one should be keeping their voices at a low enough level that others are not disturbed.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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