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Students walk past the Bizzell Memorial Library on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World file

OKLAHOMA CITY - A University of Oklahoma professor who used the N-word during a lecture will not teach his journalism class for the rest of the semester.

Professor Peter Gade will take OU's program in culturally competent communication over the next month, according to a statement from Ed Kelley, dean of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Gade also has agreed to meet one-on-one with the university's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in sessions over the spring semester. All faculty and staff of Gaylord College will take similar training.

"It's been a challenging week at Gaylord College and OU, but also a week of learning and inspiration from our students," Kelley said in his statement. "Our first priority is to ensure an exceptional educational experience for all of them."

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