I am pleased to accept the resolution approved by the University Senate at its April 23, 2004 meeting, disassociating the Senate from the anti-Semitic message of the April 21 edition of The Medium.
I concur with the sentiment of this resolution and, as I stated in my remarks that day, I ask the University Senate’s help in seeking possible remedies to the ongoing problem of deeply offensive material appearing in The Medium. It is also important to note for the record that the students on the Medium staff subsequently issued an apology for the anti-Semitic cartoon – an apology that is, I hope, a sign of progress toward more responsible editorial judgment and exercise of First Amendment rights.
Richard L. McCormick
Gregory S. Blimling, Vice President for Student Affairs
Philip Furmanski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arnold G. Hyndman, Dean of Livingston College
Carl Kirschner, Dean of Rutgers College