More troubling moments from Levin’s open forum Wednesday night:
On the Board of Aldermen’s call for community benefits agreements: “Unconstitutional…we’ve been doing it already, and I don’t think it’s their place…”
On Yale’s underreporting of rape statistics: “If we were not in compliance with the law, I’m sure we are now.”
On financial aid: “We have not quite made the aggressive moves of Harvard and Princeton.” He went on the claim that because we’re competitive with those schools in admissions, there must not be too much of a problem.
He argued that lowering the family contribution for low-income students would lead parents to be less interested in their children’s education.
He attributed the lack of diversity amongst Yale’s faculty to minority students unwillingness to enter the academy because they won’t earn as much there
He refused the idea that there are any problems with the NLRB process for union recognition.