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Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

Improving MIT’s Written Commitment to Freedom of Expression

Alex Byrne, Bernhardt Trout
There is no single place in MIT’s official documentation where the Institute’s commitment to free expression on campus for all community members is clearly and prominently set out. Policies &...

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

MIT’s Endowment Returns and Fossil Fuels

Rafael Jaramillo
To the Faculty Newsletter: The announcement on October 14 of MIT’s spectacular endowment returns frames a question: How much less spectacular might the return have been if MIT had been...

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

Feedback on the First Draft of MIT’s “Five-year Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Richard C. Larson
Thank you for inviting all members of the MIT community to submit their feedback on this important report. I am an MIT lifer who entered as a freshman in 1961,...

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

My Soviet Past: Why We Need to be Vigilant About Academic Freedom

Areg Danagoulian
In September of this year, MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences decided to cancel the prestigious Carlson Lecture, which was going to be delivered by Professor Dorian Abbot....

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

Protecting Freedom of Expression at MIT

The recent EAPS lecture cancellation has raised again questions of academic freedom, a central issue for all faculty. In this issue of the Faculty Newsletter we publish a series of...

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

Avoiding Corporate Conflict of Interest Among MIT Leadership

Robert Berwick, Jonathan A. King, Ceasar McDowell, Ruth Perry, Robert P. Redwine
After initially resisting such calls, Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute recently enacted strict new rules to avoid conflicts of interest in which Board of Trustees members might profit from investments...

Vol. XXXIV No. 2November/December 2021

Letter By 77 Faculty Re: Professor Abbot’s Lecture Cancellation

We, a group of concerned Faculty, believe that the cancellation of the scheduled EAPS Carlson Lecture by invited speaker Professor Dorian Abbot of the University of Chicago casts a shadow...

Jonathan King Bibliography

2021 Jonathan King and Richard Krushnic (2021) “Military Industrial Complex Exerts Powerful Influence on Biden’s Foreign Policy”,Truthout 2020 Jonathan King, David Goldenberg, Gary Goldstein, William Hartung, Catherine Royer, Eric...

Jonathan King’s 80th Birthday Festschrift

Introduction The Chapters below are contributions to an 80th Birthday celebration from members of my research lab and research collaborators. The Chapters are listed in alphabetical order, except mine, which...

Adventures of a Computational Scientist in the King Lab

Russell Schwartz Professor and Head, Computational Biology Department Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Carnegie Mellon University 4400 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA Introduction Although I was not in...
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