Questionable Academic Courses: A Recent History

A controversy recently sprung up over a course that promised to smooth out its students’ Southern twangs and help them “feel confident” and “be remembered for what you say and not how you say it.” The class, planned at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Tennessee-based research facility used to educate employees of the Energy Department, was canceled amid objections that it was insulting to the Southern-accented, reported Inside Higher Ed.

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