Why are your communications always so biased?

Date: December 2016


Dear Deans,

Why are your communications about the union always so biased?

Concerned-About-Bias Graduate Student


Dear Concerned-About-Bias Graduate Student:

Thanks very much for your question. I appreciate your perspective and am interested in learning more regarding why you perceive that Graduate School communications about the union are biased. Our aim has been to provide factual information in our FAQ and in responding to Ask a Dean questions and in other communications. I’d be happy to meet with you to discuss the specific responses or topics you perceive as biased, and to explain the factual basis for the content of the communications and to hear your reasoning regarding why you believe they are biased and not factual.

If you’d like to meet, let’s arrange a time in December or after the winter holiday. 

Warm regards,


Barbara A. Knuth
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School