University of Chicago professors at Princeton University are now hosting a Mass Lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) amid the outrage of campus activist groups, where thousands have already registered to hear canceled speech.
Activists and MIT education experts have been outraged by comments made by Associate Geophysics Professor Dorian Abbott in the August Newsweek Opinion, in which he criticized current diversity, equality and inclusion criteria in higher education.
In Piece, The pontiffs proposed an alternative framework, “Merit, Fairness and Equality,” whereby university applicants are “treated as individuals” and evaluated through “rigorous and unbiased” processes based on merit and qualifications.
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The professor described current diversity standards as “repeating the mistake that made 20th century atrocities possible, treating people as individuals, as members of a group.”
A MIT spokesman said New York Post The lecture on meteorology and other planet life, organized by the Department of Earth Sciences, Geography and Planetary Sciences, will not be held “at the discretion of the department” this year, the statement said.
Now, Princeton has decided to take office and elect Abbott’s lecture remotely on October 21, the same day it was to be held at MIT.
Princeton Professor, Robert P. George, said Sunday Tweet The “zoom quota” has already been extended for lecture to accommodate more participants once the web conference limit is reached.
Audrey Unwerferth, a University of Chicago student who attended the lecture, was excited to attend the revitalized lecture and called her “extraordinarily brave” for leading the charge against the canceled group.
Unverfirth is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the student-run magazine, “Chicago Thinker,” he says, “dedicated to challenging the group’s fight against free speech.”
Abbott, who never considered herself a particularly political person, noted that she was one of the very few professors who wanted to have her name and career protected in free speech.
“I think Professor Abbott’s cancellation will be the last, if not the last. Perhaps that is a na ಭರವಸೆve promise, but I am very happy with the wonderful support they have received across the country,” said Unverforth.