Regarding Doug Chandler’s otherwise well-written and balanced article (“Academic Freedom Fight Heats Up At Brooklyn College,” Feb. 4) regarding controversies at Brooklyn College, he mentions that a previous assignment “prompted a wealthy donor to withdraw support…” from the college. This is factually incorrect.
The individual in question, Bruce Kessler, while an alumnus, was not a donor to Brooklyn College. There is no evidence that he is wealthy. Although he publicly stated that he took Brooklyn College out of his will, we never had any indication that we were ever in it.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Brooklyn College