Date: Sep 16, 2015
By: Wu Po-hsuan and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
National Tsing Hua University secretary-general Lee Min (李敏) yesterday confirmed that Sunflower movement leader Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷), who had been a sociology graduate student, had been expelled by the university due to his academic and classroom performance.
A faculty member of the university’s Institute of Sociology said that a faculty committee reviews all students in the institute’s master of arts program after their first year.
After conducting the review over the summer, the committee decided on Sept. 2 that Chen’s academic performance failed to meet the required standard and he was informed of his expulsion that evening, the faculty member said.
Chen appealed the decision and the committee reconvened on Thursday last week to reconsider his case, with Chen invited to the meeting in accordance with the university’s guidelines. [FULL STORY]