By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror
ASU Professor Thomas Seager teaching his class after making them sit only in the first two rows, in violation of the school’s social distancing guidelines. Screenshot via dougie623 /Reddit
An engineering professor at Arizona State University who doesn’t believe COVID-19 is a “real pandemic” was criticized by his students after he violated university requirements that social distancing be observed in classrooms, even as coronavirus cases at the school are rapidly rising.
ASU has already reported more than 800 COVID-19 cases among students and staff since classes resumed last month.
A post about the professor, identified as Dr. Thomas Seager, appeared on an ASU section of the website Reddit, where it quickly gained attention from users who called the professor a known “COVID denier.”
ASU said administrators have already spoken to Seager about the incident.