Phi Beta Cons

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.

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