My Dad was moved out of CCU and is now in a rehab facility for the week. With a little luck, he should be home shortly after that, just in time for the Conference Championships. I would like to say once again, that the thoughts and prayers went a long way to Dad’s road to recovery..
Thank you all, Patrick Truax
NEW YORK (MNA) – An academic delegation of Columbia University professors and deans of faculties plans to visit Tehran to officially apologize to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
The delegation plans to express regret for the insulting remarks Columbia University President Lee Bollinger directed at Ahmadinejad on September 24 in his introductory speech, the Mehr News Agency correspondent in New York reported.
Since the incident, the deans and professors from the faculties of history, anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and Islamic studies have criticized Bollinger’s behavior toward Ahmadinejad.
A member of the delegation, who requested anonymity, said the main goal of the visit is to meet the Iranian president and officially apologize to him.
“The delegation has also prepared its itinerary,” he noted.
He went on to say that the delegation also plans to visit Iranian universities in various cities and to hold talks with professors and students, and may even sign memoranda of understanding with some universities. He also said the delegation is interested in visiting seminaries and the shrine city of Qom.
As most of you probably know by now, my Dad, Contributor Axeman was recently hospitalized for a triple bypass. He is stable now, but still in CCU, and will remain there for at least the next 48 hours. Please keep Axeman and our family in your thoughts..