At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Dean fired the award-winning professor

At N.Y.U., students said the high-stakes organic chemistry class was too hard— and threatened their “dreams of medical school.” Dean fired the award-winning Professor, Dr.  Maitland Jones.

In addition to writing the 1,300-page textbook “Organic Chemistry,” Dr Jones pioneered a new method of instruction that relied less on rote memorization and more on problem solving.


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