Saturday, August 28, 2021
A University of Georgia retiree-rehire professor resigned on Tuesday after one of his students refused to properly wear a mask in an upper division psychology seminar class held at the psychology building. ... The 88-year-old psychology professor [Irwin Bernstein] explained to the student that he could die from COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and age-related problems, Bernstein said in an email to The Red & Black. Only about 15 minutes into the Tuesday lecture, which consisted of Bernstein taking the student attendance, he asked the student to pull her mask up again, but this time, the student did not respond.
"Professor Bernstein said, 'That's it. I'm retired,' and we watched him pack all of his papers into his bag and walk out of the classroom," [student Hannah] Huff said.
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