Gee Apologizes For Polish Comment

OSU President E. Gordon Gee.(Photo: The Ohio State University)
OSU President E. Gordon Gee.(Photo: The Ohio State University)

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee has apologized to a Polish-American group that criticized him for comparing the problem of coordinating the school’s many divisions to the Polish army.

In an email sent today, Gordon Gee told a spokeswoman for the Polish American Congress that his remark was “ill-chosen” and said that he realized at the time that he’d made a mistake.

The group had issued a statement yesterday calling Gee’s comment slanderous and a slur against a military that the group said has fought valiantly and effectively with the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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