May 1, 1997
I was very glad to get a copy of the strong letter you sent to Neil Rudenstine about the Bonnie Honig appointment. I share your deep dismay, and wrote to Neil myself about the matter on April 21 (as soon as I heard the result), urging, as you do, that he reconsider the case. I have also advised Dean Jeremy Knowles about my serious concern. I hope your argument will prevail with President Rudenstine, since I too think the university--and our students--will be much the poorer without Bonnie Honig's presence on our faculty.
With best wishes,