Kudos to Biola. (For background on this post, see here and here.) The President of the university has apologized to Diana Jimenez for "missteps" in the university's responses to Diana and for "actions on our part that were perceived to be heavy-handed and retaliatory."
Kudos also to Scott Klusendorf and others who have been working to resolve this situation for the last several weeks.
Life Training Institute reports that Diana's letters of recommendation were released several weeks ago. At that time, as I noted in the comments here, a rather odd and ambiguous announcement was made by Biola. That announcement could have been taken to mean that for all we could tell Diana's letters had never been held up in the first place and that she had made up or misrepresented the letters incident. (That was why I did not report that announcement as a resolution of the incident at the time but merely commented on it in the comments section of another post.)
This most recent apology does not leave that unfortunate impression, though it does not mention the letters explicitly. So this apology is a much better resolution.
Biola is also apparently reconsidering its previous rather hard-line position concerning the use of graphic pictures of abortion on campus.
I think it's rather sad in a way that the President had to be the one personally apologizing when he may have had little to do with the original actions, but that's what it means to be the President of a university. That's the nature of organizations. One person who definitely should be apologizing is Susan Elliott, the head of the nursing school, who was the perpetrator of one of those "actions perceived to be retaliatory"--namely, trying to block Diana from getting letters of recommendation.
Jill Stanek reports (hopefully accurately) that Elliott has retired. It's not the same as an apology, but it is rather satisfactory, somehow. I have no doubt that thereby hangs a tale, but it is a tale that we in the general public will probably never know.