All Hands on Deck
Washington City Paper's Lydia DePillis sent a note to the communications department at American University recently, looking for help finding a professor who could talk about how urban design does—or doesn't—affect crime. The response she got back today:
From: AUMedia <firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Subject: RE: Crime Expert Request
Thank you for your request for an AU expert. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate your inquiry at this time because the entire university is focused on bringing our students back from the conflict in Egypt.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but please keep us in mind for any other opportunities in the future.
The entire university! That's dedication.