Send Your Press-on Nails to Yale

John Fund over at the WSJ Opinion is reporting a NailYale protest over the admission of Rahmatullah Hashemi, a former Taliban official.

It seems at least one official from Yale is privately trashing those who disagree with their admission policy. That particular official is Alexis Surovov, assistant director of giving at Yale Law School, who sent an "anonymous" rant to two former students, calling them "retarded" and "disgusting." He sent it from a Columbia University account, but it was traced back to him. Pretty cowardly.

Last Wednesday, Mr. Surovov sent an angry email from a Columbia University account to Clinton Taylor and Debbie Bookstaber, two young Yale grads who are so frustrated at their alma mater's refusal to answer questions about Mr. Rahmatullah that they've launched a protest. Called NailYale, it focuses on the Taliban's barbaric treatment of women, which extended to yanking out the fingernails of those who wore nail polish. In a column on, they urged alumni "not give one red cent this year, but instead send Yale a red press-on fingernail."

I'm going out right now to buy a red fingernail.

Let me clarify: no I'm not a Yale grad, but this is a solidarity issue for all women who get manicures.

(Tip: LGF)

Posted by Mutti at March 13, 2006 03:59 PM | TrackBack

My Yale has fallen far.

Posted by: Washington at March 14, 2006 04:09 AM