(THECOLLEGEFIX) — In the wake of national criticism over University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors telling students in an email to drop their class if they dispute man-made climate change, the institution’s Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak has acknowledged the scholars were “ill-advised” and has apologized for the controversy the message created.
The professors’ email to students stated in part: “We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course. … If you believe this premise to be an issue for you, we respectfully ask that you do not take this course …”
At a University of Colorado Board of Regents meeting Friday, Shockley-Zalabak said “perceptions of censorship did occur and the email to the students was the basis of that perception. The email was ill-constructed and therefore ill-advised without further explanation and context.”
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