To the Editor:

As a Russian studies major at Yale in the 1970s, I observed Soviet “elections” that were conducted more fairly than the alumni fellow 2002 election. Why is the Yale Corporation so threatened by the candidacy of a prominent New Haven pastor who cares about Yale and its workers?

The shortsightedness of the Yale Corporation astounds me. To all but declare war on Yale’s workers and its union, and on an outstanding young New Haven leader, can only exacerbate town-gown tensions and roil Yale’s already troubled labor-management waters.

Sherrod Brown ’74

April 24, 2002

The writer represents the 13th District of Ohio in the United States Congress.