Date: Tue, 8 Aug 1995 08:50:18 -0400
From: Joseph A. Greene []
Subject: Academic Tenure

The Vice Chancellor
The University of Western Australia
Western Australia 6907

Dear Sir:

I have always found it curious that scholars who would never think of publishing a conclusion without argumentation buttressed by supporting evidence will shroud in secrecy ostensibly objective decisions about academic tenure. It is difficult to justify such actions in uncontentionous cases. When the facts are in dispute, it is unconscionable.


Joseph A. Greene
Assistant Director
Semitic Museum
Harvard University
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138