Education: Report Card

> Last spring the Saudi Arabian government signed a $72,400 contract with a consortium of five Midwestern universities calling for U.S. professors to act as consultants to the new University of Riyadh. The consortium —made up of Indiana University, Michigan State University and the Universities of Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin—then submitted a list of 30 faculty members as candidates for the trip to Riyadh. The Saudis selected ten; among those eliminated were the only Jews nominated, two professors at Wisconsin.

That exclusion could have been coincidental. But in May, while the U.S. team...

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