Letters to the Editor
—Arvind V. Phatak, Carnell Professor of Management & International Business
December 10, 2008
I support Professor Maurice Wright's call for a thorough investigation by the Faculty Senate of the decision to reject IIIT's offer to endow a chair of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion. I have a strong reason to believe that a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees was deeply involved with David Horowitz in pressuring the Temple Administration to reject the offer to fund the Islamic Studies Chair. One should not allow behind-the-scenes activities to remain in the dark. The Temple Faculty deserve a answer, particularly with regards to the person or persons who were involved in the pressure tactics.
Arvind V. Phatak,
Carnell Professor of Management & International Business