More on the Kushner affair

Some polite letters to the Chancellor of the City University of New York could do no harm.

If you agree with me that denying academic honors based on kangaroo-court procedures is a bad idea, and you’d like to write a polite letter to the relevant official, that person seems to be Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of the City University of New York. His email address is:

Of course, the one bully and four cowards who constituted the minority of the Trustees that blocked the award to Kushner have put the Chancellor in a difficult situation, as he reports to the Trustees. Your note, should you send one, should take that into account. But surely it would do no harm for him to know that the outside world, as well as his own faculty, is watching his actions now.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

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