Harvard Shouldn't Have Bowed to Intel's Whim

To the editors:

Regarding Intel's recent sponsorship of the Internet and health conference, and its request that Harvard cover up the iMac computer kiosks (News, June 5): The University should have been tougher. You don't "accomodate" a sponsor at the expense of the students. Not a monetary decision? Right. Or perhaps Intel threatened to yank Andy Grove from his appeareance.

The Intel representative didn't intend the iMacs to become unusable by covering them? Sure. Shame on the University's lack of common sense. The students are Harvard's clientele, not Intel.

David Deckert

Jasper, Ga.

June 11, 2000

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