Focus on the good, not the bad

Despite the predictable criticism, I applaud Chancellor Wise and the University for not completing the hire of Professor Steven Salaita.

The University has over 2,500 talented faculty members — many doing ground-breaking research — who do not spew hate. They can disagree without being uncivil and threatening others. The focus should be on the talented 2,500-plus faculty members, not one malcontent whom another university was happy to see leave and never officially started at our great university.

Though it’s fashionable to criticize the “man,” for those looking for a martyr, they should look further than Salaita.

William Choslovsky, University alumnus 1990. He can be reached at [email protected]