- New York University visiting evolutionary psychology professor Geoffrey Miller tweeted on Sunday, "Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don't have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won't have the willpower to do a dissertation. #truth."
- Tweeters including NYU colleague Jay Rosen and Wired writer Steve Silberman called Miller out on the inappropriate nature of the since-deleted tweet, which he apologized for and called "idiotic, impulsive, and badly judged."
- It is unknown what consequences Miller may face for the tweet, though the fact that his CV states he has sat on admissions committees before further complicates matters.
From the article:
... The professor, who is visiting as an instructor at NYU's Stern School of Business from his permanent position at the University of New Mexico, also claims that, "obviously my previous tweet does not represent the selection policies of any university, or my own selection criteria." But it's not obvious. ...