Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Anti-Vaccine Professor Is Relieved of Teaching Duties

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 11th, 2015

 A professor whose teaching materials discourage the use of vaccines has been relieved of her classes for the rest of the semester, the Toronto Star reports. Melody Torcolacci, an adjunct professor of kinesiology and health studies at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada, asked to be relieved of teaching a health class for the rest of this academic year, and the university granted the request. Ms. Torcolacci came under fire last week, after students spoke out against her teaching, saying it presented anti-vaccination information as fact at a time when a measles outbreak has focused renewed attention on the importance of vaccinations.

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