Re: “WSA Adopts Resolution Supporting Divestment From Israeli Military Occupation of Palestine.” Your news report neglected to mention what I found to be the most interesting aspect of this story, namely that the WSA apparently passed this controversial measure by a secret ballot. The secrecy of the vote was especially ironic in light of the Wespeak by the proponents of the measure published last Friday in which they spoke of the “transparent” divestment of money. So much for “transparency” in student government. The members of the WSA ought to have had the courage of their convictions. Moreover, when I attended Wesleyan back in the days of cave dwellers, the college body constitution required public access to all decisions of student government. A secret ballot would have been unacceptable back then. Transparency often makes people uncomfortable, but it also makes them more accountable for their decisions. It would be good to restore that provision to the constitution.
Mark Sirota ’82
Sirota is a member of the class of 1982.