“Dr. Helmig worked at the University of Colorado-Boulder for 25 years as both a teacher and atmospheric scientist. Never had he received anything but an above satisfactory performance review from his bosses. Yet, on one recent spring morning he was told to expect a Zoom call from the administration. The call came, and he was unceremoniously shown the door in less than 30 minutes.
In addition to the many letters written to the Regents, a letter was written to CU’s new president, Mark Kennedy, asking for an independent investigation. It was signed by many local and grassroots organizations in the state, national organizations such as Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which authored the letter, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, as well as a number of dignitaries, scientists, and academics, including former Governor Richard Lamm.”