Provost Upholds U. of Denver's Handling of Professor Who Discussed Sex in Class

The University of Denver's provost has upheld a dean's decision to discipline a professor for making sexual references in classroom lectures. In doing so, he rejected a faculty panel's conclusion that the dean had erred in failing to consider the academic relevance of the professor's statements and instead letting human-resources and diversity-office administrators decide they amounted to sexual harassment.

In a letter to Arthur N. Gilbert, the tenured associate