The Dear University Letter

“Letters are sent for many reasons, and thus there are many epistolary genres: e.g., the ‘Dear John’ letter and the ‘I am fine, please send money’ letter, just to cite a couple with which many us are familiar. A new epistolary genre has arisen in response to the ongoing financial crisis, the ‘Dear University’ letter. This is a letter sent to the entire university community by the president to bring us up to date on the current state of the budget crisis and what is being done to cut expenditures in response to revenue reductions …” (more)

[Arnold van der Valk, A Crumbling Ivory Tower?, 6 December]

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