Philosophy professor resigns to protest university’s COVID-19 plan

Jeremy Fischer, who until yesterday was a tenured associate professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), resigned from his position to protest his university’s COVID-19 policies for the coming term.

Writing to his university president, provost, college dean, and department chair, he said:

We know what it takes to protect community health and very likely save lives, and we have the ability to do it; what is lacking is the collective willingness to do so. And I find myself compelled to consider whether my continued relationship with UAH might render me complicit in a moral atrocity.

Therefore, I have decided to resign my position as associate professor of philosophy, effective immediately.

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