“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.
“Students could play a huge role in making sure that the workers' rights are enforced,” attorney Ting Chiu wrote.