Dear Mr. Mansour,
I have read your open letter. Your version of the facts differs markedly from mine. Learning is messy. In the final analysis, I think there are two important points to make:
Firstly, I worked with others to ensured that the lecture went on as planned. It was well-attended and included thoughtful, challenging, and respectful exchanges.
Secondly, I support the students’ right to publish their views in our student newspaper.
Both of these points reflect a core value: Vassar is committed to upholding free speech on campus.
Elizabeth H. Bradley