come to my attention that the Department of Recreation has eliminated
boxing classes because there is the possibility of injury. Based
on my experience as a student in the boxing program that existed
at MIT and as a keen observer of many other sports during the
course of my life, there is no doubt that the possibility of a
serious injury within the type of boxing program that is conducted
at Penn is extremely small compared to other sports such as football,
wresting, gymnastics, hockey and even baseball and basketball.
that the students who wish to participate in the boxing classes
are being unjustly deprived of a healthy recreational opportunity.
It is important
to have this matter reviewed by a knowledgeable group within the
University. I will be pleased to assist in this matter.
Brown, Professor Emeritus,
Science and Engineering
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