In Response to: Crisis Contrived [6]

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.