Sir, - Marc Zell ("Making Ariel University a reality," Comment & Features, July 24) tells an amazing story in which I had the privilege of participating. I came to Israel from the United States 12 years ago to teach at the College of Judea and Samaria. To see it grow from a small college to a university with 13,000 students during that time is a powerful demonstration of the Zionist miracle of our start-up nation.
As former professor at Columbia University and research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I can attest to the excellence of Ariel University's educational and research programs. I proudly identified my affiliation with Ariel in my papers published in peer-review international journals and in books.
It was my great honor to have taught at Ariel University until I retired as its first Professor Emeritus.
Menahem (Mel) Alexenberg