Mar 24, 2005

Bully for Bolli!

Though, compared to Austin Quigley, International Dean of Mystery, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger is a bit of a wet blanket, I have to tentatively commend him on his remarks in the Spectator and those in the Times. It sounds like he's walking a fine line between appeasing disgruntled students and protecting professors, but he seems to be very supportive of academic freedom despite external pressures. (Incidentally, my approval is tentative only because Bollinger's comments are rather vague and we have yet to see what, if any, actions he will take. As far as speechifying goes, though, Bolli has a gift with PR.)

And I wholeheartedly agree with Gothamist's assessment, unrelated though it may be.

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