Jay, You're missing my point. I don't think contacting Mr. Russell's agents is the way to go, even with a bunch of signatures. There are people who know and communicate with him. Obviously, you aren't in that circle. But that's the circle that has to be penetrated to get real traction. I think further pounding on DC isn't the most effective means. From what I've observed, it will take a lot of time to heal the wounds inflicted by some very dear USF friends who were following the rules extremely closely at the time. Now that the rules to earn a degree have been bent a little, it remains to be seen if Mr. Russell will ever look favorably on his alma mater.