Fat-shaming professor gets to keep his NYU job

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A visiting professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business who ignited a firestorm of criticism with a fat-shaming tweet did not violate New York University rules governing research, the school said.

Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist on leave from the University of New Mexico, sparked a Twitter revolt on June 2 with his tweet suggesting that “obese PhD applicants” were unsuitable for doctoral programs. The backlash was immediate.

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