U. of Colorado's Response to a Gritty Lecture Worries Sociologists

Courtesy Patricia A. Adler

Patricia A. Adler says she has given the lecture, which involves a skit with undergraduate teaching assistants portraying prostitutes, for about 20 years. The university's Office of Discrimination and Harassment monitored it this fall and found it problematic in several ways.
December 17, 2013

The University of Colorado at Boulder has denied pressuring a tenured sociology professor to retire over student complaints about a classroom skit on prostitution, but it has also made clear that she faces disciplinary action if her efforts to…

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