A tough but Important Decision
After returning home from my vacation in Japan, I emailed the admissions department in UC Berkeley telling them that I have decided not to pursue my PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science. I know that I have been approached by them various times, and I was excited to go, but with the addition of John Yoo in the UC Berkeley Law, I have decided that as long as he is free from prosecution and in Berkeley, I won’t be. Until they remove him, I won’t be pursuing my educational goals there. I have no interest in being in the same city as a man who authorized torture. Torture is simply wrong, no matter who does it. Period.