On Saturday, Chu, the dean of the residential community Pierson College, emailed the students in the dorm to apologize. "I have learned a lot this semester about the power of words and about the accountability that we owe one another," Chu wrote, the Yale Daily News reports. "My remarks were wrong. There are no two ways about it. Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community."