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University of Colorado president resigns under cloud of legal controversies

[JURIST] Plagued by allegations of football prospects recruited with sex and alcohol, legal action brought against the university by two women who claimed they were raped by CU football players, and a free speech controversy about Ward Churchill [faculty profile], a professor in the university's Ethnic Studies department who supposedly made disparaging remarks [essay text; Ward Churchill press release denying disparagement] about the victims of September 11, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman [official profile] announced her resignation Monday in a letter [text] to the university's Board of Regents. Hoffman, who failed last week in a last minute bid to get lawmakers behind the public institution, will stay on the job until June 30. The Rocky Mountain News has more.

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