Yale Says No to Afghan Women

Friday, March 24, 2006
From today's OpinionJournal.com:

"In 2002, Yale received a letter from Paula Nirschel, the founder of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.

The purpose of the organization, begun in that year, was to match young women in post-Taliban Afghanistan to U.S. colleges, where they could pursue a degree.

Ms. Nirschel asked Yale if it wanted to award a spot in its next entering class to an Afghan woman. Yale declined."

Over 2000 schools were asked to join the program.

Schools participating in the
Initiative to Educate Afghan Women:

Duke University, N.C.
Juniata College, Pa.
Kennesaw State University, Ga.
Middlebury College, Vt.
Montclair State University, N.J.
Mount Holyoke College, Mass.
Roger Williams University, R.I.
Simmons College, Mass.
University of Montana, Missoula
University of Richmond, Va.


richard mcenroe said...

Hey, be fair!

Yale faced a serious liability issue if they admitted any Afghan women.

They could be sued for providing a hostile work environment for their poor little Taliban frosh...

David Thomson said...

Yale’s soft science degrees are vastly overrated. Only left-wing sluts could obtain a Ph.D. and tenure in many of its liberal arts departments. The general public is now learning the truth. It’s no big deal to some of us. We’ve known it for years.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

But would Paula Nirschel blow them up if she got angry?

terrye said...

Surreal. This whole incident makes me think of a Kafka novel.