Duke University Director Sends Mass Email Warning Chinese Students to Only Speak English on Campus — Or Else
The director of graduate studies for the Duke University’s Master of Biostatistics program, Megan Neely, has stepped down from her position after severe backlash over an email in which she warned Chinese students to speak only English on university campus.
In the original email, Neely urged Chinese students to speak English at all times on campus and in other professional settings and consider the possible consequences of their actions. According to the former director of graduate studies, two unnamed staff members allegedly approached her to complain about a group of first year students who were speaking Chinese loudly in public.
Asian American students at Duke University have shared racist comments they heard within the campus in recent weeks.
In an article published on Dec. 18, Duke’s independent student news organization The Chronicle revealed shocking stories of racism unimaginable in a 2017 academic community.