Dean of Pierson College had to let go of her prestigious position for her activity on an online platform. The gestures that brought her demission were a series of Yelp reviews that contained offensive language. The Yale Dean was placed on leave in May only to leave now the Ivy League institution for good.
The Yale Dean Resorted to Derogatory Language to Describe Local Businesses
June Chu has been the Yale Dean for a short period of time starting in spring 2016. However, her activity on a popular online platform that hosts a collection of local business reviews sparked a serious scandal for her career.
It all started when the university campus began to receive some screenshots of the reviews the Dean left on the Yelp network. Some of her comments included terms of denigration addressed to customers of some local businesses. Such expressions were “low class folk,” “white trash,” and “sketchy crowds.”
The materials in question that circulated the campus were two Yelp reviews intended for Criterion Cinemas and Koto Japanese Steakhouse. After the event had taken scandalous proportions, June Chu sent an email to Pierson students. She took this occasion to apologize for her choice of language.
Davis followed up this text with his own email to underline the remorse Chu feels for her activity on her Yelp account. Shortly after this series of emails, the campus received other dozens of Chu’s reviews with other denigrating terms. No official commented on these reviews.
The Head of Pierson College to Ask for Students’ Help for an Ideal Replacement
The Head of Pierson College, Stephen Davis, informed their students about a new change of leadership on Tuesday. The text also announced the beginning of a talent hunt for a new dean of the Ivy League institution.
Regarding this initiative, Davis promised to turn to students one more time in the near future. He intends to ask for their input as well in their efforts to search for the perfect candidate for this position over the summer.
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