An “erosion of expectations”: faculty and students react to firing of NYU professor

Last spring, more than 80 students at New York University signed a petition against organic chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr. ’59 GRD ’63 with complaints about low grades and poor teaching.

Months later, university administrators terminated Jones’ contract.

The move has sparked discussion on campuses around the country, with some academics siding with the students and blasting overly-difficult “weed-out” classes and others criticizing the NYU administration. Less than a week ago, Jones penned a column defending himself, emphasizing the importance of maintaining “high standards” in education.

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