Regent wants CU to recruit conservative professors

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A University of Colorado regent says he'll suggest at a meeting this week that liberal arts departments should recruit more conservative professors.

Jim Geddes, a Sedalia Republican, is expected to raise the issue at a Board of Regents meeting at which chancellors will give formal reports about intellectual diversity efforts on their campuses. A few years ago, the board added political, intellectual and philosophical diversity to its guiding principles.

Geddes tells The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/163N0On) "if I were sending one of my children off to college, I'd tell them I want you to go to a university where you are going to hear smart intellectuals on both sides of issues."

But Regent Stephen Ludwig, a Denver Democrat, says he doubts it's legal to ask job candidates about their political affiliation.


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