Chem Professor on Leave After Nazi Gas Chamber Exam Question

"I can offer no explanation for my actions other than carelessness and hubris," he wrote.

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it’s investigating under the terms of its faculty misconduct policy. “This inexplicable failure of judgment trivializes one of the most horrific events in world history, violates core institutional values, and…

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