My late uncle, Marver Bernstein, served as the university’s president from 1972 to 1983. I know Marver would have been appalled beyond belief at his shameful successor’s monstrous capitulation to the screaming voices of unreason. As should we all be.
Here is Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s response, which makes clear that contrary to Brandeis’s claims, she was not consulted about the decision to deny her an honorary degree. If the university’s administration is not completely ashamed as a consequence of this sorry episode, then I have to wonder if anyone in the university’s leadership structure possesses a pulse.