UNC Lecturer In Trouble Over E-Mail
Posted February 20, 2004 11:07 a.m. EST
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is apologizing for criticizing one of her students in an open e-mail to the class.
One of Elyse Crystall's students made statements about opposing homosexuality. Crystall, who teaches literature and cultural diversity at the university, sent an e-mail to her class calling it "hate speech."
Crystall apologized in another e-mail saying she had crossed the line and inhibited free discussion.
Congressman Walter Jones is asking for an investigation by state and federal officials.