Monday, August 13, 2007

We Are All Jews Now

I must admit that I'm happily surprised and impressed that American university administrators have stood up for what is right, taking the high road where the British University and College Union has opted for the gutter--which is boycotting Israeli universities.

Bollinger, who is now president of Columbia University, criticized the UCU's decision in a statement entitled, "Boycott Israeli Universities? Boycott Ours, Too!" that was featured in the full-page advertisement. The advertisement listed about 300 names of presidents of higher education institutions who support Bollinger's statement...

"If the British UCU is intent on pursuing its deeply misguided policy, then it should add Columbia to its boycott list, for we do not intend to draw distinctions between our mission and that of the universities you are seeking to punish," Bollinger's statement said.

When they do something right, you can count on me to let you know about it. You see, I have ideas and believe in ideals, and I'll excoriate anyone who acts against those ideals--and that usually includes Democrats and other leftists, as well as academics and other university types. When they stand for something that's right, absent some ulterior motive, I'll cheer them on.

Right now I'm cheering.

Update, 8/14/07: Where's Yale? And the part about Duke was a mistake, which has been retracted.

1 comment:

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Boycott Israeli universities?

I have a headache. No, no... nothing a bottle of wine or two won't cure or help make more sense of.