|Joe Beben is with the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota and he sent this account of his conversation with Haverford: |
11/8/2006 - Joe Beben is with the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota and he sent this account of
his conversation with Haverford:
From: Joe Beben Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:00 PM
Subject: Fw: Haverford College Acknowledges Printing Article, Is Very Apologetic
I spoke with the new director of communications at Haverford College this morning concerning David
Langlieb's "Greenpoint" article which I found on the internet and which appeared to be in their Fall
2006 alumni magazine. I told him I was with PACIM and called because I wanted to verify the accuracy
of what I found. He acknowledged that, unfortunately, the article was genuine, it did appear in
their magazine. He was very apologetic and deeply regretted the school ever having published it. He
stated that the previous director had moved on and evidently had not had a review board for articles
to be published under the Haverford College banner.
Also, he shared that, thus far, he had heard from many, many Polish American associations, newspaper
reporters and alumni who were deeply offended by the article.
Evidently the writer attempted some poorly chosen images for his satire, suggested the
communications director. He attributed it to the inexperience of the recent graduate but had no
explanation of why the article was printed except to lay the blame to his predecessor.
I might add that the director called me back within five minutes after I left a message on his phone
In closing, I wished him a good day.