A professor from Singapore appeared physically upset after realizing that he had wasted two hours of his time lecturing in complete silence.
Dong Wang is an associate professor from the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Like many educators around the world, he has been teaching classes online to help control the spread of COVID-19.
Stanford University’s Cantonese language program is in peril after administrators decided to lay off its one and only lecturer.
Sik Lee Dennig, Ph.D., who taught in the program for more than 21 years, is among hundreds of employees whose contracts will no longer be renewed due to budgetary challenges brought about by COVID-19.
A communications professor at the University of Southern California has been placed on a “short-term pause” after using a Chinese filler that sounds similar to the N-word.
Dr. Greg Patton, who teaches at the Marshall School of Business, used the word “那个” (pronounced as “nà-ge” or “nèi-ge” depending on one’s dialect) in a graduate online class, which tackled pausing between ideas.
A professor from the University of Central Florida has received backlash for a tweet that many found to be racist.
Psychology professor Charles Negy posted a question on Twitter asking if systemic racism would still “exist” if Blacks “had the same behavioral profile” as Asians.
A professor from the UCLA School of Law has been accused of racism and xenophobia after posting a series of tweets that ruminated on Chinese people’s supposed consumption of “wild animals” and the possibility that one of his Chinese students could be harboring the coronavirus.
The controversy involving Stephen Bainbridge, who teaches corporate law, reportedly started on Feb. 25, when he mused whether China would ban eating animals that serve as viral hosts if asked “nicely.”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a statement from the University of Waterloo.
An Asian professor from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has come under fire after posting a series of racist remarks against other Asians on Facebook last week.
An assistant economics professor at a liberal arts college in Iowa has been accused of killing her husband.
Dr. Gowun Park, 41, is now facing charges of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder for allegedly binding and gagging her husband, Sung Nam, 41, for seven hours until he finally succumbed to his injuries.
A professor and chair of Art Studio at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly beating her colleague of 14 years with a rock, garden shears and fire poker.
Rie Hachiyanagi, a 48-year-old art professor from South Hadley, was arrested on Dec. 24 after she broke into her colleague’s home in Leverett and assaulted her, according to Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey via People.
A Vietnamese professor at UCLA has been getting massive love on social media after one of his students “exposed” his unique teaching routine online.
Quyen Di Chuc Bui, who leads the Vietnamese language program at the university, regularly lets his students know that he loves them by giving them stuffed animals every week. Whenever he sends each one of them an email, he never forgets to tell them how much he cares at the end, the Daily Bruin reports.
A Japanese professor was arrested after channeling his inner Walter White by allegedly asking his students to make ecstasy during class.
The unnamed 61-year-old Japanese pharmacology professor from Matsuyama University in western Japan reportedly had his students create MDMA, commonly referred to as ecstasy, in 2013, and another “designer drug” called 5F-QUPIC, also known as 5F-PB-22, last year, according to AFP. The latter is a cannabis-like drug that was banned in Japan in 2014.
Pokemon fans around the world are mourning the passing of the voice actor behind Professor Oak in the original Japanese anime.
Unsho Ishizuka has voiced the beloved character and narrated the Japanese anime since the series debuted in 1997. Prof. Oak was first introduced in “Pokémon! I Choose You!” according to Neoseeker.
Chinese Professor at University of Houston Targeted With Racist Voicemail Questioning Her Loyalty to America
An English professor at the University of Houston has spoken out after being the unlikely recipient of a racist rant intended for a political science professor at the same university.
According to Karen Fang, she received a three-minute voicemail questioning her loyalty to the United States of America.