IOWA CITY (AP) — The University of Iowa president apologized for a remark she made to the student newspaper about sex assaults on campus.
In an interview published Feb. 18 in the Daily Iowan, President Sally Mason said she was dismayed by the reports of sexual assaults. She said “the goal would be to end that, to never have another sexual assault. That’s probably not a realistic goal just given human nature, and that’s unfortunate.”
Criticism erupted over the phrase “human nature.”
Mason apologized Tuesday during a President’s Forum. She said she was “very, very sorry for any pain that my words might have caused.”