Education

CU prof Patti Adler dropping prostitution skit, adding "administrative interference" speech

In December, CU professor Patti Adler was thrust into controversy over a prostitution skit that's long been part of a class entitled "Deviance in U.S. Society." Adler backers blasted the university, which eventually backed down. But after being told she could teach the class pretty much as normal, Adler announced in January that she'll retire later this year.

The latest? Adler has now nixed the prostitution skit, too -- a decision she'll no doubt explore in a speech this week about "academic interference."

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