Fox News reports a biology professor at Gettysburg College referred to President Trump as a eugenicist in a quiz because, the quiz explained, he thinks “he has good genes,” according to a screenshot obtained by Young America’s Foundation.
NEW: The Office of the Provost at Gettysburg College is investigating after a biology professor claimed that President Trump is a eugenicist on a class quiz, penalizing students who answered differently.
— Kara Zupkus (@kara_kirsten) October 8, 2020
YAF’s Kara Zupkus said the submission, obtained through its Campus Bias Tip Line, came from a student in adjunct professor Betty Furster’s introductory biology class during the Spring 2020 semester, the student chose to remain anonymous out of “fear of retribution.”
Students were given a multiple choice question which read “Trump is a ____?”.
If students clicked on “eugenicist” as their answer, they were given a point and provided an explanation that defined the term as “the ‘science’ of human improvement through better breeding.”
“It was discredited in 1939 but Trump thinks he’s smart because his uncle was an MIT professor and healthy because he has good genes – we don’t know if he’s healthy, they haven’t released the results of his last check-up,” the explanation adds. “He’s orange.”
Zupkus reported the other four questions on the quiz were about “actual biology concepts such as pleiotropy, heritability, and twins.”
A spokesperson for the college told FOX News that the school’s Office of the Provost looked into the matter as soon as it was made aware of it.
“Gettysburg College and the instructor both recognize that this incident is inconsistent with our commitment, detailed in our Freedom of Expression Philosophy, to sustain a community in which all members feel their ideas, opinions, and beliefs are respected and protected, even when those ideas are not shared universally,” the spokesperson added. “The instructor has acknowledged it was a mistake in judgment and explained to us that, when a student expressed concern last spring, she apologized.”