University of Minnesota Vice President for University Relations Karen Himle resigned today, after months of dispute over her attempt to suppress or delay the Troubled Waters documentary.
Her resignation was tendered to the Board of Regents.
In an interview yesterday, University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg said: “On the Troubled Waters thing, we published a report that looked into all of the details of the Troubled Waters episode. The president also instructed that the provost and I schedule opportunities to discuss the issue with Faculty Committee on Academic Freedom, which I have done.”
As to whether Himle’s role was being investigated and what that could mean for her position, Rotenberg only offered: “I can’t address anything with regard to Himle’s position here at the U of M. What I can tell you is that the faculty is going to continue to discuss these issues regarding academic freedom.”
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