MIT Faculty Vote to Accept New Free Expression Statement Supported by MIT Free Speech Alliance

MIT Free Speech Alliance

Excerpt: At last week’s final fall semester meeting of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, attendees voted by a roughly 2 to 1 margin to adopt a formal university statement on freedom of expression. This welcome development comes roughly six months after a working group of MIT faculty proposed adopting it – one of ten recommendations the group made for improving MIT’s free expression climate. 

“The MIT Free Speech Alliance has from the beginning advocated the free expression statement’s adoption, and we’re very pleased to see the faculty take this step,” said MIT Free Speech Alliance President Charles Davis ‘87. “We especially commend the faculty who tirelessly fought for the statement’s adoption as it was debated this fall.”