[ Email from the Ayn Rand Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center to its students, 11 October 2010. ]

Dear OAC Students,

We’re looking forward to starting up the OAC year in a few weeks, and to seeing all of you in class soon. In the meantime, we want to invite you to a phone meeting we’re planning to have with the entire OAC student body (this is the first such meeting, I believe.)

For those of you who spend time on Facebook, you’ve likely become aware of various discussions on the internet by some Objectivists regarding Dr. John McCaskey’s recent resignation from ARI’s Board of Directors. We understand that some of you have questions, and more importantly, that some of you are genuinely struggling with how one should respond based on the limited public information and subsequent “chatter”. We therefore want to meet with all of you to discuss both why Dr. McCaskey’s resignation is a private matter, and more urgently, to provide some guidance on how to objectively think and communicate about a matter that appears as difficult to understand as this one does.

Because of our travel schedules, the meeting will be a few weeks away on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. PT. This meeting will take place via the OAC bridge line (dial in to 1-800-. . .-. . . , enter Guest Access Code . . .#.) Yaron Brook, Onkar Ghate and I will speak with all of you then -- and we’re looking forward to it. Because there will likely be many people on the line, it may be hard for us to take questions live so I’m asking you to send any questions you might have to oac@aynrand.org by November 1, 2010. Your questions will help us frame the discussion so we encourage you to send those in.

(Please note, this phone call is for registered OAC students only. The phone access information is confidential and should not be shared or distributed.)

Have a good few weeks, and we’ll “see” you all in class soon.

Best regards,
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Archived for educational purposes from a copy on SOLOP. Phone number, code and signature redacted.