In Response to: Crisis Contrived

As one who has been reading your magazine for roughly half a century, I was astonished to see that PAW scooped The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other leading journals with its story on Professor Douglas Massey *78 and his intriguing research on immigration (cover story, April 25). When I first read the article I thought to myself, isn’t this news? I had not seen anything like it in the newspapers. A week later, my hunch was confirmed. The Times, Post, and everyone else ­followed PAW with the same story. Congrats. 

The Weekly has another achievement I admire more. With regular reporting and in-depth features, it consistently reveals what makes the University so interesting. It’s not social notes or football scores. It’s the work of the professors and scholars, both famous and obscure.

William Greider ’58