Furstenberg responds

In response to my blitz and D op-ed:

Alexander,

Thanks for your note. Unfortunately the D misconstrued both the facts and my statements. It turns out that 32 percent of the Class of 2007 will be students of color, not 40 percent as reported. Further, it is true that Admissions works very hard to recruit and enroll a diverse student body. We have made “real progress” on these efforts which reflects the growing diversity of the applicant pool not any effort to exclude anyone from any particular background. Of course our high degree of selectivity means we must say no to many applicants but this decision is the result of a thorough consideration of all aspects of each student’s candidacy.

Best wishes for the remainder of the term.

Karl Furstenberg