Paulose Resignation leads to cancellation of an event featuring her

Justin Horwath

Rachel Paulose’s resignation from her position as the U.S. attorney for Minnesota, amid ongoing scrutiny of her performance, led her to call off a Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs event Tuesday.

During a phone conversation with political science professor Larry Jacobs, she said she regretted that “events overtook the situation.”

Paulose was scheduled to address the issues of human trafficking during a 90-minute forum in Cowles Auditorium, but Jacobs said he and Paulose didn’t want the media questioning her resignation during an educational forum.

“She was one of the strongest undergraduates I’ve ever had,” Jacobs said of Paulose. “She’s not quite who you see through the prism of the media. She’s not a dragon lady.”

Jacobs, who helped organize the event as on ongoing series at the institute, said she wasn’t sure when it might be rescheduled.

“She’s a very loyal Gopher,” he said.

Paulose took a job in Washington and will become counselor to the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, The Associated Press reported.

Humphrey Institute officials told the Daily on Monday that Paulose would not be available for interview before or after the event.

Paulose won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 1993 while majoring in political science at the University. The scholarship recognizes “college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government,” among being active in other sectors.