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President supports McBay

To the Editor:

The editorial in The Tech this past Tuesday calling for Dean McBay's resignation is destructive in the carelessness of its reporting on a history of events and in its lack of regard for other members of this community.

Dean McBay, like her counterparts in every university, has the difficult job of representing and implementing Institute policies which often run up against student wishes -- a role in which she is quite visible to students. At the same time she is a major and effective advocate on behalf of students in the administrative councils of MIT -- in ways which are often not seen by students.

She has the courage to take up and has dealt effectively with a number of difficult issues -- issues which have to do with life in the larger society (alcohol, drug abuse, sexism, racism, financial accountability) and which had not received much attention in the past, either by students or by colleagues in the administration.

This is not a popular course. She has a tough job, she does it well, and she has my full support.

Paul E. Gray '54->