During our visit to participate in the University's Biological Symposium, we have had an opportunity to discuss with several
members of your faculty the suspension of Professor Clement Markert. For your consideration of this case, we thought the impressions
of members of two other faculties might not be irrelevant. We are not well enough informed to be able to offer a final judgment,
and do not necessarily support Professor Markert's refusal to testify. However, the Faculty of the University of Michigan
is in the best position to judge its own members in the interests of the university and of the nation: if the traditional
independence of the University and the privileges of academic freedom for its members are to be preserved, the considered
judgment of its Faculty must be given the strongest possible weight.