Brooklyn College Excelsior


Dear Jeffrey,

The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus paper and the Excelsior are independent publications and, as such, make independent decisions.  The reasons provided to you for not running the ad did not include nor consider the Muslim American population.

The editor-in-chief and I intend to run material that advertises products and events.  Your “Wall of Lies” ad does not fit the criteria.

If you would like to express views, facts, comments or criticism on an issue that affects our campus in the Excelsior, you’re certainly free to write a letter to the editor

Thank you,
On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Jeffrey <> wrote:
Dear Ad Manager,

On Monday March 14th, the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus paper ran our “Wall of Lies” ad without any objections from their editors or their board.  The concerns you raised about our ad apparently were not considered that significant. As you probably know, Dearborn Michigan has the largest American Muslim population of any city in America.  We are therefore re-submitting our ad in the hope that you will reconsider your position.


Hi Jeffrey,

I’m afraid what you submitted to our business manager for publishing is not an ad. Rather, it is an editorial expressing a divisive and vitriolic point of view. We only offer paid space to advertisers marketing a product or program to the student body.

Best Wishes,


Matthew P. Vann
117 Roosevelt Hall
Brooklyn Excelsior
Office Phone: (718) 951-5573
Cell Phone:    (347) 893-5215

Hi Jeffrey,

Your ad is scheduled to run for March 7, 2011.

Have a wonderful weekend.


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Jeffrey wrote:
Hi Asly,

Just making sure you received this ad submission.  Thanks!


On Feb 24, 2011, at 1:23 PM, Elizabeth wrote:

Hi Asly,

I had submitted the incorrect ad in my previous e-mail. Attached is the correct full page ad to run on the week of March 7th.

Best regards,

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Asly Raymond
Business Manager
Brooklyn Excelsior

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