Engineering Professor Under Investigation for Referring to COVID as the ‘Chinese Virus’


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by Matt Lamb The University of Cincinnati placed an engineering professor on administrative leave and launched an investigation into him after he referred to coronavirus as the Chinese virus. The public university told Professor John Ucker that he is on administrative leave with pay as of September 18 after a student, Evan Sotzing, posted a screenshot of an email from Ucker. The University of Cincinnati health department ordered Sotzing to quarantine after his girlfriend tested positive for coronavirus, the student said on Twitter. “For students testing positive for the chinese virus [sic] , I will give no grade,” Ucker wrote...