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Gordon Gee regrets 'Polish army' quip

Updated: January 13, 2012, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The president of Ohio State University apologized Friday for comparing the problem of coordinating the school's many divisions to the Polish army, an off-the-cuff remark that a Polish-American group called a "slanderous" display of bigotry and ignorance.

"As you might know, I made those ill-chosen remarks during a question-and-answer session after delivering a speech," Gordon Gee said in an apology emailed to a spokeswoman for the Polish American Congress. "I realized ...

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