Board of Governors
Middlesex University inLondon
London NW4 4BT
Dear Members of the Board:
The suspension of Professors Osborne and Hallward is shameful! How could you allow the university administration under your supervision to behave this way?
Academic freedom will be defended. This is a gross miscalculation on the part of an out-of-control, panicking, administration. The previous international condemnation of your school will only increase.
Your administrators are at risk of permanently besmirching the reputation of your university. Do you really think that any self-respecting academic in any field will have anything to do with a university utilizing such thuggish tactics? An organized boycott is a real possibility at this point. Do you really want to go down that road?
You must rein in these administrators before they do permanent damage to your school.
Professor, Department of French Studies
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA 70803 USA