CU apologizes for sign barring Daily Camera journalists from campus office

Daily Camera (Boulder): The University of Colorado, after initially barring the Daily Camera from entering the chancellor’s office to cover a student sit-in, this morning reversed course and apologized to the newspaper for a sign posted at the building showing four of its journalists’ photos and the inscription, “Not allowed in building.”

CU contends that Chancellor Phil DiStefano’s office, at 914 Broadway, is a private office, and is not open to the public. When the Camera asked for permission Monday night to photograph the student sit-in, the newspaper was denied permission.

The student group organizing the protest this morning posted a photo online of a sign posted at the building bearing the Twitter profile photos of Camera reporter Elizabeth Hernandez and photographers Paul Aiken, Cliff Grassmick and Jeremy Papasso.

Fossil Free CU has been staging a sit-in inside Chancellor Phil DiStefano’s office in an attempt to convince the university to divest from fossil fuels.

Boulder campus spokesman Ryan Huff apologized to the Camera for the sign, and said, in a statement, “We are still investigating why posters were put up in the office with photos of the journalists. Clearly, that was not appropriate.”

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