Associate Provost Richard Lester recommends against termination of existing relationships with Saudi Arabia
Lester's report argues that the cessation of MIT’s relationships with the Saudi organizations it currently engages with would probably fail to have a “meaningful ameliorative effect.”
A recent gift from Joyce Linde (widow of Edward Linde ’62, a real estate developer and philanthropist) is funding the construction of a new music building to encompass the current and future needs of the department in providing rehearsal, educational, and performance spaces. Students and professors in the music department express hopes that the new building will increase awareness of the far-reaching influence of music on MIT as well as serve as a home and a space to nurture their passion for music.
MIT determined the capital cost of the new museum to be $111 million. The museum has to raise half of that amount.
The new building will include spaces for performance, practice, professional-level recording, research, and instruction, as well as a performance lab.
“We will continue to administer a fair, impartial, and transparent complaint-handling process to all parties involved in sexual misconduct cases,” the statement said.
At the student forum on the College of Computing held Oct. 25, several audience members raised questions regarding how the college will approach diversity, and MIT’s mission and relationship with donors.
Provost Martin Schmidt commented that it is “likely that it makes sense” to have a department of electrical engineering within the college.
“Although I appreciate the global threat posed by HIV, at this stage, the risk of editing embryos to knock out CCR5 seems to outweigh the potential benefits," CRISPR co-inventor Feng Zhang said.
DeVos proposes reduced burden on universities investigating sexual misconduct, more rights for accused parties
The proposed policies would guarantee students accused of sexual assault the right to cross-examine their accuser in a live hearing through a third party, such as a lawyer. Colleges would only be required to investigate incidents occurring on their campuses or at their programs.
MIT’s Bias Response Team received four reports Nov. 1 of fliers with the slogan “It’s okay to be white,” which has been linked to white supremacist activism, posted near campus.