Well it looks like some local NYC and NY state politicos want to punish Columbia for inviting Ahmadinejad. [Story in NY Sun] This is utterly stupid. It will backfire and make people such as myself -- who has minced no words on how venal I think the invitation to the Iranian is -- say that the politicos have gone way overboard.
The last thing we need is a bunch of politicians trying to control what goes on at a university... Aren't things bad enough as they are now???
This is as much of a politically correct idiocy as inviting Ahmadinejad in the name of free speech.