[CAFR-L] Response...

Paul Viminitz vimip0 at uleth.ca
Tue Feb 12 13:36:29 MST 2008


Kent, I'm assuming Hakin's response was sent to all 28 people who signed 
the letter. I can see no reason why it couldn't be copied and forwarded 
to those CAFR participants who didn't sign. - Paul

Kent Peacock wrote:
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> Bryson --
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> Many thanks for this update.  In simple terms, it seems that Andy is 
> essentially saying (in a nice way no doubt) to the signatories of the 
> letter, "mind your own damn business."  Unfortunately, it is our 
> business, whether he thinks so or not.  And once again we see the 
> bugaboo of "confidentiality" being used as a shield against criticism.
> Would it be possible for a copy of this letter of reply to be 
> circulated to the group?
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> Bryson Brown wrote:
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>> Hi all--
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>> I (and I imagine many of the rest of us) now have a response from 
>> Andy.  Unfortunately, though the tone is placating, the letter 
>> refuses to address the concerns we've raised in any substantive way, 
>> on grounds of privacy and of ULFA's exclusive role as representative 
>> of the faculty in such matters.  It seems to me that we should spend 
>> a little time discussing the response in a some detail, and then 
>> begin thinking about 'what next'?  I think the letter gives us a 
>> pretty good sense of what the response will be if we should raise 
>> further issues:  we can't answer your questions, and you should go to 
>> ULFA.  So one important question is, do we want to raise some other 
>> cases anyway as part of an attempt to press for a more serious 
>> response, or do we want to take some other kind of action in response?
>> As to other actions we might take, pressing ULFA to raise these 
>> concerns directly and forcefully and working from within to change 
>> ULFA's approach is one-- but the abuse of GPM charges and similar 
>> over-reaches is so outrageous and provocative that I'd like to think 
>> seriously about more vigorous and immediate responses.
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>> Bryson
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