Clint Taylor over at Nail Yale got a very interesting letter. From the President of Yale himself. Polite yet non-committal, it still seems a very hopeful sign.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Taylor:
I have your letter and enclosures about Rahmatullah Hashemi, incorporating your own points, your messages from the blog you maintain, and your reminder that this situation "deserves [my] serious consideration". Please be assured that it has my serious attention, that all of your points have been and are being considered, and that I have read and thought about what you enclose.
Richard C. Levin
Crossing fingers would be good.