Frankly, everything is corrupted by money: our political life, our literary life, our educational life and so on. Universities and other "high-minded" institutions have still always needed patrons, from the creation of universities in the Middle Ages till today. It is fine to have moral qualms and criticisms, but reality is reality. Do any of the critics of President Eisgruber's position think universities would be better if run by bureaucrats in Washington, DC?

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.