Thursday, August 28, 2014

Georgia Professor’s Rule on ‘Bless You’ Is Removed From Syllabus After Uproar

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 27th, 2014

The College of Coastal Georgia said on Wednesday that a chemistry professor had removed a rule from his syllabus that had warned students that they faced grade reductions for disrupting class by saying “bless you” when someone sneezes.
News of the rule went viral after drawing the ire of national conservative news media.
The college said the professor, Leon C. Gardner, had made the rule to stop class disruptions and not to advance any religious or political viewpoint.
On his class syllabus, Mr. Gardner wrote that saying “bless you” is “especially rude” and that disruptive behaviors could result in a deduction of as much as 15 percent of the final grade. Other examples of disruptive behaviors on his list included being late to class and getting up to sharpen a pencil.

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