WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said there will now be more regulation on the Purdue Online Writing Lab. It comes after the public resource came under fire over "sexist language."
One of the site's authors updated the writing guide instructing people to avoid the word "man" and other masculine markers. Daniels said this is not a reflection of how the university feels.
The writing guide is open to the public and anyone can write or edit it.
"It was imputed on Purdue as though we were forcing this on our students," said Daniels. "Not true. It did, however, teach us that that guide needed some occasional supervision."
The Dean of Liberal Arts will now be regulating and checking up on the writing guide.
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