University of Idaho College of Law Dean Don Burnett (pictured) has responded to 20 Republican lawmakers who are concerned with what they perceive to be a threat from the school over student attendance. In a message back to the group, Burnett apologized for the harshness of his tone in a message about diversity training, but says he plans to proceed with the workshops, slated for next week. “By the way, I have apologized in two open forums with students for the seemingly harsh tone of the language you have quoted,” Burnett wrote. “My intent was simply to be open and transparent, but I could have chosen my words more carefully”/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.