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President Bollinger's Statement on Recent Comments by Assistant Professor De Genova

I am shocked that someone would make such statements. Because of the University's tradition of academic freedom, I normally don't comment about statements made by faculty members. However, this one crosses the line and I really feel the need to say something. I am especially saddened for the families of those whose lives are at risk.

Assistant Professor Nicholas De Genova was speaking as an individual at a teach-in. He was exercising his right to free speech. His statement does not in any way represent the views of Columbia University.

Lee C. Bollinger

Published: Mar 29, 2003
Last modified: Mar 31, 2003


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