The Silent Treatment Continues, Sort of
Without once mentioning Yale’s Taliban student by name (He is called Hashemi, but for the purposes of public relations he seems not to exist at all), Yale President Richard Levin has released this statement to the community. In it, he commissions a review of the admissions critera of the “special student” program in which the former Taliban pitchman is currently enrolled.
He fails, however, to address the more important questions of why Hashemi was admitted in the first place, whether stricter admissions standards might in the future preclude the admission of pro-terror propagandists, and, most pressingly, what will happen to Hashemi’s application to become a regular undergraduate in Yale College’s arts and sciences program.
Time for a Reality Check on Compensation
How the University of California implements compensation policies and its failure to publicly disclose, in a timely or clear fashion, administrators’ total pay have been found “wholly unacceptable,” a review committee said in a scorching report issued on April 13. One of the committee’s leaders demanded a major overhaul of the university system’s compensation policies.
All governing trustees, and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
Striking a Blow for Campus Whistle-Blowers
The Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear a case concerning a whistle-blower
“Condi” Stereotyped in Test
Academics bristle at any hint of racism but make exceptions when their target is a member of the Bush administration.
As reported in the New York Post, a racist question denigrating Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on a math test at Bellevue Community College in Washington:
[A student] said she found the question on a practice test for a math final
The Threat of More Anti-War Violence at UCSC
On April 11 military recruiters were forced by Students Against War to flee UC Santa Cruz for fear of violence. This is a repeat of an April protest at UCSC, when SAW members mobbed the table where military personnel sat, tires were slashed, and one employee of the career center was injured.
Good for the Mountain States Legal Foundation, which says the Solomon Amendment should be invoked so as to deny UCSC millions of dollars in federal funding.