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Letter to the Editor: The ‘Prince’ should seek out Katz’s defenders, too

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Students enrolled in the Vietnamese course, which is taught live at Brown University, attend class virtually from a classroom in East Pyne.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

To the Editor:

I read with interest the Princetonian’s news report on the community’s reaction to Professor Katz’s treatment and firing. It was informative about campus attitudes, or at least some of them. I do think it understates the concern alumni feel about the University’s actions. From my perspective, characterizing support for Professor Katz as coming from a “handful” of professors or “at least one alumnus” is likely a gross distortion.


There must be undergraduates who openly do not approve of the University’s treatment of Professor Katz and even more who might be reluctant to express their views. A thorough and accurate report of the community’s reaction should at least note examples.

Perhaps the ‘Prince’ could more fully inform its community and learn some journalistic lessons by citing reporting like this article published in the Washington Free Beacon, which introduces greater and highly relevant detail, as well as information that was not previously reported.

Jerry Raymond ’73

Jerry Raymond was a trustee of The Daily Princetonian from 2005 to 2015.