Correspondence from left field

Ireland“One of the joys of my job is that I get a fair amount of odd correspondence, both in letters and in emails. People who are anxious to lift their campaigns to a more public level often include university presidents in the list of those they want to engage. Sometimes it is not easy to know what to do in response – give them some support; decline to get involved, politely; suggest they seek help; just ignore them? I try not to do the latter: if someone has taken the trouble to write to me, I should show them the courtesy of a response …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 May]

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