Letters to the Editor

Harriet Solomon: Liberal arts leaders

Regarding the Nov. 12 Point of View “ What athletic scandal?”: As a linguist (Romance and Slavic languages) and a musician, I take offense at Michael Jacobs’ implication that people in these fields are not as capable in leadership roles (former UNC Chancellor James Moeser) than those in more business-oriented fields (Provost James Dean) in dealing with the complexities of the UNC academic-athletic scandal.

May I remind everyone that our one and only MBA president led us down the primrose path to a failed war in Iraq and into the worst recession since 1929, and that an actor president is revered by the very people who want leaders to come from nonhumanities fields?

Harriet Solomon

Chapel Hill