Bruininks apologizes for 'Troubled Waters' flapby Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The president of the University of Minnesota says he's disappointed in the recent events surrounding the release of a documentary film on pollution in the Mississippi River.
Last month the U of M announced it would to delay the release of the documentary Troubled Waters because of concerns over the film's accuracy.
Some U officials were concerned the film blamed farmers for pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. After reviewing the film, university officials decided to go ahead with its release as planned.
Now U of M president Robert Bruininks says he regrets the incidents surrounding the release of the film, and that appropriate steps weren't taken to have academic and university officials answer any concerns over the film.
In a statement, Karen Himle, vice president for relations at the U, accepted responsibility for not fully including other university officials in making decision regarding the release of the film.