As an educational institution, Brookdale is committed to academic freedom and freedom of expression. We respect the viewpoints of our students and faculty and strive to maintain classroom environments that are safe and welcoming where open discourse and civil debate are a valued part of the learning experience. In a recent class, a faculty member acted in an uncivil manner. We apologize to this student and to all students in the classroom for the way in which this faculty member behaved. The matter remains under investigation by the college’s administration. We are confident that we will reach a conclusion soon and determine an appropriate course of action.