from my inbox

A plaintive postcard from my law school: "Each year we write to you in the hope that you will make a gift * * * . Perhaps we have been asking the wrong question."

The mail-in portion of the card asks if my "choice not to support the Law School" stems from:

Financial reasons?
The direction of the Law School?
Experiences while at the Law School?
My support of other charitable causes?

The mail-in card alone uses the term "alumni" (that is, masculine-only plural) three times. A few deans ago I had trained them out of that for a while.

The school also expects me to provide my own stamp to send the mail-in card.

Yep. They are asking the wrong question.

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