Dear Vice Chancellor:
I have written on behalf of David Rindos early in the case. Since then I have followed events in the case in The Chronicle of Higher Education and on arch-l and anth-l on the internet. From all I can ascertain, the case is internationally important for issues relating to academic freedom and freedom of information. Sadly, it is a case that has severely damaged the reputation of UWA, an institution that I once considered to be among Australia's best.
I urge you to do everything in your power to settle this matter. I ask that you also do everything in your power to see that UWA deals openly and honestly with Dr. Rindos.
Larry J. Zimmerman
Distinguished Regents Professor of Anthropology
University of South Dakota