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CU faculty upset over canceled class with prostitution skit

By: The Associated Press
December 18, 2013 Updated: December 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm
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photo - Patti Adler (Courtesy photo/Boulder Daily Camera)
Patti Adler (Courtesy photo/Boulder Daily Camera) 

BOULDER — Faculty members at the University of Colorado in Boulder have called an emergency meeting with a dean after a professor was ordered to stop teaching a course on deviant behavior because of her lecture on prostitution.

Faculty members are asking of Arts and Sciences dean Steven Leigh to review the decision on Wednesday.

CU Provost Russell Moore sent an email to students, faculty and staff saying sociology professor Patti Adler is being suspended from teaching the class because of complaints from students who did not want to participate in a role-playing skit. Students said they felt their grades would be affected if they did not participate.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/mhkyxvp), Adler told students the skit on prostitution was seen as a risk to the university.

University of Colorado officials told the Boulder Daily Camera on Tuesday that longtime sociology professor Patti Adler might have a chance to teach her popular "Deviance in U.S. Society" course this spring if a review before the start of the semester finds the class appropriate.

CU officials had said previously that Adler would not be allowed to teach the course in the spring because of a lecture about prostitution.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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