Education

Patti Adler, CU professor, called on the carpet over prostitution skit

Patti Adler is a longtime professor at CU-Boulder. But whether she'll continue at the school is unclear at this writing due to complaints over a prostitution skit included in her "Deviance in U.S. Society" class. Not since CU-Boulder's long-running (and ultimately successful) effort to fire controversial professor Ward Churchill has a conflict between the university and an instructor roused such passions, including multiple social media campaigns and an online petition to save Adler's job. Get details, see a video and read CU's response below.
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